Jamaica’s Danielle Williams easily qualified for the final of the women’s 100 metres hurdles at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar on Sunday, as she won Heat One of the semi-finals.
Williams made it to the final with smooth hurdling as she got up out the blocks quickly and ran seemlessly to the winning tape to record a time of 12.41 seconds, with Nia Ali of the United States finishing second in 12.44 a personal best.
Nadine Visser of the Netherlands was third in 12.62 seconds, which is a national record.
USA’s Harrison wins semi-final 2; Jamaica’s Tapper into final of women’s 100m hurdles final
Megan Tapper finished second in Heat Two of the women’s 100 metres hurdles at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar on Sunday to advance to the final.
Tapper got off to a brilliant start and led the race for approximately 50 metres, before being overhauled by world record holder Kendra Harrison, who sped away to victory.
Harrison did 12.58 seconds with Tapper doing a personal best of 12.61 as Jamaica’s other athlete in the heat, Yanique Thompson finishing third in 12.80 and will have to wait on the third and final semi-finals heat to know if she qualifies as one of two non-automatic qualifiers.
Jamaica’s Janeek Brown finishes second to qualify for finals
Jamaica’s Janeek Brown finished second in Heat Three of the 100 metres hurdles semi-finals at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar on Sunday to secure a place in the final of the event later in the day.
With Brown’s qualification, Jamaica will have three representative in the final, which will take place later on Sunday, as she joins 2015 champion Danielle Williams and Megan Tapper in the final.
Jamaica’s other representative in the 100 metres semi-finals, Yanique Thompson, just missed a place in the final, as she was edged out of a position on time, as she ended Heat Two of the semi-finals, third behind Kendra Harrison and Tapper.
In the third and final heat, Brown was quick out the blocks and held the lead early, but was passed by Tobi Amusan of Nigeria after 30 metres.
Amusan streaked away to victory in a personal best of 12.48 seconds with Brown doing 12.62 and Andrea Vargas of Costa Rica third in 12.65, a national record.