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Sanchez wins 400 hurdles in front of home crowd

Updated: August 7, 2003, 12:44 AM ET
Associated Press

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Felix Sanchez, the undisputed hero of his adopted Dominican Republic, was so excited after hearing the crowd during his warmup for the 400 hurdles that he thought he might miss his chance for gold.

"I was very hyper,'' he said. "I tried to calm myself but I couldn't so I came out too hard and after the seventh hurdle I was very tired. I had to keep my technique to get through the last three hurdles.''

It didn't look that way, though, as ...

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