Rushell Clayton celebrates bronze in Doha 2019 Oregon22
DOHA, QATAR - OCTOBER 04: Rushell Clayton of Jamaica celebrates after winning bronze in the Women's 400 metres hurdles final during day eight of 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 at Khalifa International Stadium on October 04, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images for IAAF)

Eugene (16-Jul) – Janeive Russell, Shiann Salmon and Rushell Clayton advanced to the women’s 400m hurdles semi-finals at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 at Hayward Field in Eugene.

However, world record holder Sydney McLaughlin was the first up, and she delivered in 53.94, the evening’s second sub-54.

Femke Bol, expected to challenge for a medal, won heat 3 in 53.90 for the day’s fastest time.

Russell was Jamaica; ‘s only heat winner, crossing the line in 54.52 seconds ahead of American Shamier Little, 54.77.

Salmon, however, is the fastest Jamaican. She stayed close behind former world record holder Dalilah Muhammad and crossed the line in the same position – 54.45 to 54.91.

Doha 2019 bronze medallist Clayton secured an automatic spot to the next round by finishing 4th in 54.99. American Britton Wilson won the heat in 54.54.

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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.