Jamaica’s third representative in the women’s 400 metres at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar, Anastasia Le-Roy, was eliminated Monday after finishing Heat Six of the preliminary round in sixth.
Le-Roy struggled throughout the race, tightened in the final 100 metres and was passed by most of her rivals, as she failed to respond to the challenge.
Bahamas Shaunae Miller-Uibo jogged for most of the race but was still able to win comfortably in a time of 51.30 seconds, despite looking around and cutting her speed further, with about 50 metres left to run.
France’s Deborah Sananes was second in 51.76 seconds with Kenya’s Mary Moraa third in 51.85 to complete the three automatic spots from the heat to advance to the semi-finals.
Le-Roy did 52.26, which was not good enough to enable her to qualify as one of the six fastest qualifiers for the semi-finals.
Earlier, Shericka Jackson and Stephanie-Ann McPherson had qualified for the semi-finals for Jamaica.