Jamaica’s Rushell Clayton won Heat Five of the preliminary round of the women’s 400 metres hurdles at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar on Tuesday to move into the event’s semi-finals.
Clayton ran steadily throughout the race and came into the homestretch with the lead and just did enough to ensure that she won the event.
Clayton ran 55.23 seconds as Canada’s Sage Watson finished second in 55.57 as Meghan Beesley of Great Britain ended third in 55.97.
Meanwhile, Ronda White crashed out of the event after finishing Heat Two sixth in 56.37. The race was won by Ann Ryzhykova of Ukraine, who clocked 55.11 seconds. Zuzana Hejnova of the Czech Republic finished second (55.33), with third going to Jessica Turner of Great Britain in 56.72.