Shaunae Miller-Uibo at Tokyo 2020

tokyo 2020 alertsBahamian Shaunae Miller-Uibo contested heat number one of the women’s 400 metres at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Shaunae Miller-Uibo, who will also be vying for a medal in the 200 metres later tonight, eased to 50.50 seconds, winning her heat to advance to the semi-finals.

Sada Williams from Barbados was third in 51.36 seconds ahead of Guyanese athlete Aliyah Abrams with 51.44 seconds. Both athletes also advanced to the semi-finals.

The Jamaican trio lead by National Champion Stephenie-Ann McPherson, who won heat number five in 50.89 seconds, also secured her spot in the semi-finals.

McPherson teammates also advanced in Tokyo 2020 semis

Candice McLeod took heat number four in 51.09 seconds, easing up approximately forty metres before the finish line. Roneisha McGregor finished second in heat number three in 51.14 seconds to the highly decorated Allyson Felix, who ran 50.85 seconds.

Meanwhile, Jamaican 200 metres national champion Rasheed Dwyer looked comfortable advancing to the semi-final of the men’s 200 metres. Dwyer, who controlled the race from start to finish, had a few glances down the home straight before crossing the line in 20.31 seconds. Teammate Julian Forte, who finished a disappointing seventh in the final heat, did not advance.

Event favourite Noah Lyles won the heat in 20.18 seconds. Trinidadian Jereem Richard also won his heat in 20.52 seconds to advance to the semi-finals. Richards’ teammate Kyle Greaux who finished fourth in heat number three in 20.77 seconds, failed to qualify.

Women’s triple jump final at Tokyo 2020

Trinidadian Tyra Gittens and British Virgin Islands’ Chantel Malone finishing tenth and twelfth, respectively. Gittens registered 6.60m as her best effort came on her second attempt. Malone’s best mark of 6.50 metres came on her first attempt.

Reigning world champion Malaika Mihambo, who was third heading into her final jump, won the event. She produced a leap of 7.00 metres to defeat the longest jumper in 2021 from Nigeria, Ese Brume, who had a best of 6.97 metres for bronze.

London 2012 Olympic champion Brittney Reese, who got out to 6.97 metres, picked up the silver medal. Brume, who also ended with 6.97m, got the bronze.

Jamaican triple jumper Carey McLeod had another tough day of competition as he failed to make the final 12 in the men’s triple jump. McLeod, who registered 16.01 metres as his best mark on his second attempt, finished in 24th position.


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