Omar McLeod ready for Millrose Games

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.

In heat two, Deuce Carter, who was right there with the leaders, hit the seventh hurdle and totally loss of balance. He finished seventh in 14.02 as Orlando Ortega took the top spot in 13.32.

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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