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LONDON – The struggles continue for Jamaica at the London 2017 World Championships on Friday evening.
The country’s four sprint hurdlers, defending champion Danielle Williams, Megan Simmods, Rushelle Burton, and Yanique Thompson failed to make it to the championship event.
Thompson came the closest with 12.88, the 10th best time after she finished a close 3rd in semi-final two.
Williams, however, had things tough from the start when she hit the first hurdle. The overwhelming favourite for a medal never recovered and finished 5th in 13.14.
Burton, in the final semi-final, finished fifth in 12.94 while Simmonds was fourth in semi-final 1 in 12.93.
American world record holder Kendra Harrison got into the final with the slowest time. She also had problems with hitting hurdles. She was third in semi-final in 12.86
“I made the final so I’m just glad to have got through,” said Harrison.
“I think that first little hiccup threw me off, but I just tried to make it through. I’m excited for the final, it’s my first one, and I’m ready to come out here and get the job done.