#Doha2019: Clayton wins women’s 400m hurdles semi to move into final

Rushell Clayton

Rushell Clayton of Jamaica finished the women’s 400 metres hurdles in a hurry, to win Heat Two of the semi-finals at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar on Wednesday.

Clayton was among the leaders through the race with Ashley Spencer of the United States of America going out hard and setting the early pace.

Spencer started to tire with about 70 metres to go and Clayton made up ground on her to pass her at the final hurdle and move away strongly to win. Spencer faded to third as Zuzana Hejnova of Czech Republic also passed her metres away from the finish line.

Clayton was clocked in 54.17 seconds with Hejnova doing 54.41 and Spencer 54.42.