RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Omar McLeod played it safe to book his spot in the men’s 110m hurdles.
McLeod, in almost heavy downpour, easily hurdled his way to 13.27 seconds to win heat 1 of his event.
Jeff Porter of United States did not try to match McLeod and settled for second in 13.50.
The two other automatic places went to Jeffrey Julmis of Haiti, 13.66 and Antwon Hicks of Nigeria, 13.70.
Andrew Riley, in semi-final three, finished third in 13.52 to take his spot in the semi-finals. Dimitri Bascou of France, 13.31 won the heat ahead of Andrew Pozzi of Great Britain, 13.50.