Rushell Clayton celebrates bronze in Doha 2019 Oregon22

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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By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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