#Doha2019: Janeek Brown gives Jamaica four spots in women’s 100m hurdles semis

Janeek Brown ensured that Jamaica will have all four women in the 100 metres hurdles in the semi-finals as she finished second in Heat Five of the preliminary round on Saturday at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar.

 Janeek Brown (arkansasrazorbacks.com)
Janeek Brown (arkansasrazorbacks.com)

Brown was quickest out of the blocks but was caught by Tobi Amusan of Nigeria after 40 metres. The Nigerian ran through smoothly to win in a personal best of 12.48 seconds.

Brown did 12.61 seconds with Nadine Visser of the Netherland finishing third in 12.75 as Karolina Koleczek of Poland claimed the fourth and final automatic qualifying spot from the heat for the semi-finals in 12.78.

Early, Megan Tapper, Yanique Thompson and favourite for the title Danielle Williams also advanced to the semis.

Jamaica have four women in the field, instead of the usual three, as Williams got an automatic spot to the World Championships by winning this year’s Diamond League overall title.