Shiann Salmon grateful to be at Tokyo 2020

AUSTIN, Texas – Jamaican athlete Shiann Salmon, who represented ADIDAS, took the top spot in the Women’s 400-Meter Hurdles at the Texas Invitational on Friday, April 28th. Salmon dominated the competition by finishing in 55.83 seconds, securing her position from lane 5 of heat 1.

Alanah Yukich, representing the UTSA Roadrunners, finished second in 57.74 seconds. Meanwhile, Brooke Jaworski of the Texas Longhorns claimed the third spot with 58.78 seconds, running from lane 6 of heat 1. Janeil Bellille of Athletic Texas finished fourth with a time of 1:00.07.

In the Men’s 400-Meter Hurdles, Kody Blackwood, also from the Texas Longhorns, took first place with a time of 51.36 seconds.

Chris Brinkley, another member of the Texas Longhorns, secured second place in lane 7 of heat 1, finishing with a time of 51.59 seconds. Quivell Jordan-Bacot of HurdleMechanic clinched the third spot, finishing in 51.84 seconds in lane 6 of heat 1.

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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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