Tokyo Olympics Athletics: Jasmine Camacho-Quinn bags gold in women’s 100m hurdles with a spectacular run as Kendra Harrison settles for silver

Having rewritten the Olympic record in the semifinals, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn rose to the occasion in the final.

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn bags gold in women's 100m hurdles
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn

Peurto Rico’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn has emerged victorious in the women’s 100m hurdles final at the Tokyo Olympics. Camacho-Quinn clocked a spectacular 12.37 seconds in the final to take the pole position. Kendra Harrison clinched the silver while Jamaican Megan Tapper sealed the third place close behind.

Harrison snatched the silver away from the Jamaican by a whisker clocking a mere three milli-seconds less than Megan. In fourth place was Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan, who clocked 12.60 seconds despite having a better reaction time than the bronze medalist.

Women’s 100m hurdles world record holder Harrison bags silver with a phot finish

Photo finish in women's 100m hurdles
Photo finish in women’s 100m hurdles

World record holder in the event, America’s Kendra Harrison had to make a run for her money in the women’s 100m hurdles at the Tokyo Olympics. While gold medal winner and Olympic record holder Jasmine was comfortably away, Megan gave Harrison a tough fight for the silver medal. But the American had the last laugh as she finds herself second on the podium.

Bahama’s Devynne Charlton boasted the best reaction time despite finishing sixth on lane eight. Along with her, America’s Gabriele Cunningham and Jamaica’s Britany Anderson made up the bottom three.

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