Not everyone gets a chance to take a part in the Olympics, however, Google is giving Internet users a chance to take part in the 100-meter hurdles, but with a Google Doodle. All you need is a strong keyboard and fast moving
Today’s doodle is the best Olympic Google Doodle ever made. The London 2012 Hurdles doodle is an interactive doodle game in which you can take part in the 100-meter hurdles game, and try to cross the finish line in the best possible time, or beat the actual Olympic record of 12.21 seconds set by Donkova Yordanka from Bulgaria on 20 August, 1988.
However, if you’re male, you need to catch up with Robles Dayron of Czech Republic, and beat his 110-meter hurdles records set at 12.87 seconds.
How to Play the London 2012 Hurdles Google Doodle Game
The game rules are pretty easy. Like I said, you only need a strong keyboard and fast fingers. Once you click on the play button, you will need to use your left and right arrows to determine the speed at which the athlete is running. That is, start pressing the left, right arrows keys as fast as possible to make the athlete run faster. However, you need to be careful while jumping the hurdles. To jump, simply press the up arrow key or the space bar.
At the end, the doodle displays the total time taken to reach the finish line. If your score is well below 12.21 seconds, you will get three stars, which otherwise is considered as a Gold medal. If not, you will be awarded two stars (Silver) and three stars (Bronze) depending on your score.
The athlete in the doodle was featured in the Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony Google Doodle.
Also Read: Watch the 2012 London Olympics Online
Here is the list of current record holders in:
Women’s 100-meter hurdles:
Date and place
|WR||12.21||+0.7||DONKOVA Yordanka||20 Aug 1988 – Stara Zagora (BUL)|
|OR||12.37||+1.5||HAYES Joanna||24 Aug 2004 – Athens (GRE)|
|AF||12.44||+0.4||ALOZIE Glory||8 Aug 1998 – Monte Carlo (MON)|
|AS||12.44||-0.8||SHISHIGINA Olga||27 Jun 1995 – Lucerne (SUI)|
|EU||12.21||+0.7||DONKOVA Yordanka||20 Aug 1988 – Stara Zagora (BUL)|
|NA||12.33||-0.3||DEVERS Gail||23 Jul 2000 – Sacramento, CA (USA)|
|OC||12.28||+1.1||PEARSON Sally||3 Sep 2011 – Daegu (KOR)|
|SA||12.71||+0.1||MAGGI Maurren Higa||19 May 2001 – Manaus (BRA)|
Men’s 110-meter Hurdles Records:
Date and place
|WR||12.87||+0.9||ROBLES Dayron||12 Jun 2008 – Ostrava (CZE)|
|OR||12.91||+0.3||LIU Xiang||27 Aug 2004 – Athens (GRE)|
|AF||13.26||+1.4||BOWNES Shaun||14 Jul 2001 – Heusden-Zolder (BEL)|
|AS||12.88||+1.1||LIU Xiang||11 Jul 2006 – Lausanne (SUI)|
|EU||12.91||+0.5||JACKSON Colin||20 Aug 1993 – Stuttgart (GER)|
|NA||12.87||+0.9||ROBLES Dayron||12 Jun 2008 – Ostrava (CZE)|
|OC||13.29||+0.6||vander-KUYP Kyle||11 Aug 1995 – Gothenburg (SWE)|
|SA||13.27||+1.6||VILLAR Paulo||28 Oct 2011 – Guadalajara (MEX)|