Personal best runs from Ristananna Tracey and Leah Nugent were not enough for a medal in tonight’s (Aug 18) Rio Olympics women’s 400m hurdles.
In the hotly contested final, American Dalilah Muhammad, had everyone chasing from the second hurdle.
Jamaicans Tracey and Janieve Russell were right there with the chasing pack up to the final curve before Denmark’s Sara Slott Petersen and Ashley Spencer, also of the US, pulled away.
But while Russell, who was slightly ahead of Tracey entering the homestretch, tried to keep apace, the latter finished strong in a personal best 54.15 for 5th.
Nugent, who also finished strong, placed 6th in a personal best 54.45.
Russell was 7th in 54.56.
Muhammad was the race winner in 53.13 ahead of Petersen, who ran a national record 53.55 and Spencer, a personal best 53.72
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