Williams sisters to carry Jamaica's hopes in 100m hurdles final after drama-filled semis
In a drama-filled IAAF World Championship 100m hurdles semi-final heats, Jamaica's Williams sisters qualified for the final set for 8:35 am.
Danielle Williams ran a massive personal best 12.58 to win her semi-final heat leaving in her wake American Sharika Nelvis who placed second.
The American favourite Dawn Harper-Nelson crashed into her second hurdle and never made it.
But Williams, the National Champion, held her composure after seeing Austria's Beate Schrott false start and Harper-Nelson crashing out.
Her sister, Shermaine Williams’ time of 12.86 was good enough for second and an automatic qualification spot in the final.
American Brianna Rollins won that semi-final with a time of 12.71.
That race too had drama as America's Kendra Harrison false-started.
Kimberly Laing, the third-place finisher at Jamaica's National Senior Trials, failed to make the final after finishing fifth in her semi-final heat behind Great Britain’s Tiffany Porter.
The Williams sisters will have two Americans and Britain’s Tiffany Porter to compete with for a spot on the medal podium.