Custom Search 1

Caribbean flavour heats up hurdles

THROUGH TO FINAL: Robles (left) and Parchment (right)

THERE WILL be a large contingent of Caribbean sprinters in the final of the men’s 110m hurdles tonight (August 8) after several athletes from the continent advanced from their semi-finals.

Barbados, Cuba and Jamaica will be represented at the Olympic Stadium in less than two hours time.

In the first semi-final Cuba’s Orlando Ortega finished second behind James Richardson of USA to book a spot in the final.

In the same race Team GB’s Lawrence Clarke recorded a personal best of 13.31 seconds to also qualify for the final as a fastest loser.

Semi-final two saw another American, Aries Merritt, run sub-13 seconds, as he won in a time of 12.94 seconds. Bajan Ryan Brathwaite finished second in the same race in 13.23 seconds to also progress.

And in the third and last semi, Jamaica’s Hansle Parchment produced a late surge of pace over the last four hurdles to set a new personal best of 13.14 seconds as he finished just behind Cuban Dayron Robles, who clocked 13.10 seconds.

Tonight’s final takes place at 9.15pm.

Subscribe to The Voice database!

We'd like to keep in touch with you regarding our daily newsletter, Voice competitions, promotions and marketing material and to further increase our reach with The Voice readers.

If interested, please click the below button to complete the subscription form.

We will never sell your data and will keep it safe and secure.

For further details visit our privacy policy.

You have the right to withdraw at any time, by clicking 'Unsubscribe'.

Facebook Comments