Jamaica will have three representatives in the Men’s 400m hurdles semni finals, at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Annsert Whyte and Roxroy Cato made it through to the semi finals. Whyte with 48.37s looked impressive, placing first in his heat; he will run in semi final 2. While Cato came in fourth with 48.56s and will run in semi final 3. Jaheel Hyde with 49.24s, came fourth in his heat; he will run in semi final 1, on August 16, 2016.
Meanwhile, Aisha Praught made history today and was the first Jamaican female to compete in an Olympic 3000m Steeplechase final for the country. She performed valiantly and finished 14th out of the total 18 competitors. When everyone crossed the finishing line, Praught finished 9:34.77s. The event was won by Ruth Jebet of Bahrain 8:59.75s.
|3||Javier Culson||Puerto Rico||48.53s|
|11||Jack Green||Great Britain||48.96s|
|12||Byron Robinson||United States||48.98s|
|15||L. J. van Zyl||South Africa||49.12s|
|16||Kerron Clement||United States||49.17s|
|22||Sebastian Rodger||Great Britain||49.54s|
|23||Eric Alejandro||Puerto Rico||49.54s|
|25||Le Roux Hamman||South Africa||49.72s|
|34||Jehue Gordon||Trinidad & Tobago||49.98s|
|36||Michael Tinsley||United States||50.18s|
|37||Lindsay Hanekom||South Africa||50.22s|
|39||Jose Luis Gaspar||Cuba||50.58s|
|40||Chieh Chen||Chinese Taipei||50.65s|
|42||Ned Justeen Azemia||Seychelles||50.74s|
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