LONDON — Lashinda Demus of Palmdale won a silver medal in the women’s 400-meter hurdles Wednesday night, losing out to a personal-best performance by Russian Natalya Antyukh.
Antyukh took the lead around the final curve and held off Demus, who was about a half-stride behind.
Antyukh, the 2004 Olympic gold medalist, crossed the line in 52.70 seconds. Demus, the current world champion, was timed in a season-best 52.77 seconds. Zuzana Hejnova of the Czech Republic was third in 53.38 seconds, a season-best for her.