There can only be 3 women that go to London for the 2012 Olympics. They had a 100 meter race. 1st and 2nd no problem.

But 3rd place was a dead heat. 3000 frames a second and they can't figure it out.

They JUST made rules yesterday:


  1. Re race, just the two of them
  2. Coin flip to see who goes to London
  3. If 1 woman wants to race, they re-race.


Crazy....so unique they JUST made these rules yesterday


The women's 100m final had a third place tie between Jeneba Tarmoh and Allyson Felix.

Follow @sbnhouston on Twitter, and Like SB Nation Houston on Facebook.

Jun 24, 2012 - The women's 100m final at the 2012 United States Olympic Track & Field trials is under a controversy as there is a tie for the third spot. This is a big deal since the top three finishers in an event get to represent the United States at the upcoming London Olympic Games.

Initially it was former Texas A&M track star Jeneba Tarmoh who was awarded the third place narrowly over Allyson Felix, however it is now declared a tie as both runners have run an 11.068. For whatever reason there is no tiebreaker policy in place, and the two decisions are either a coin flip -- which is a terrible idea -- or the better option is to have the two run again with the winner claiming the third and final spot and represent the United States at the Olympics.

The decision to reverse the results and call it a tie was made by official timer Roger Jennings: ARTICLE