RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Jamaica’s Annsert Whyte ran the fastest time in the men’s 400m hurdles heats here at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, clocking a personal best of 48.37.

Whyte, who was in control of heat 5 from start to finish, crossed the line in 48.37 seconds.

Great Britain’s Jack Green, 48.96 and Byron Robinson of USA, 48.98, took the other automatic semi-final places from the heat.

Jaheel Hyde, in heat four, ran 49.24 to qualify as one of the fastest losers. Japanese Keisuke Nozawa won the heat in 48.62.

Roxroy Cato also qualified as one of the fastest losers with 48.56, a season best, finishing fourth in heat 3, won by Karsten Warholm in a Norwegian record 48.49.

Jehue Gordon of Trinidad and Tobago, 49.98 season best, and Jeffery Gibson of Bahamas, 52.77, did not make the semi-finals.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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