RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Jamaica’s Annsert Whyte ran the fastest time in the men’s 400m hurdles heats here at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, clocking a personal best of 48.37.
Whyte, who was in control of heat 5 from start to finish, crossed the line in 48.37 seconds.
Great Britain’s Jack Green, 48.96 and Byron Robinson of USA, 48.98, took the other automatic semi-final places from the heat.
Jaheel Hyde, in heat four, ran 49.24 to qualify as one of the fastest losers. Japanese Keisuke Nozawa won the heat in 48.62.
Roxroy Cato also qualified as one of the fastest losers with 48.56, a season best, finishing fourth in heat 3, won by Karsten Warholm in a Norwegian record 48.49.
Jehue Gordon of Trinidad and Tobago, 49.98 season best, and Jeffery Gibson of Bahamas, 52.77, did not make the semi-finals.
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