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#RioGoldRush: Omar McLeod sole Jamaican in 110m hurdles final

Published:Tuesday | August 16, 2016 | 7:48 PM
Omar McLeod, the Jamaican champion, easily won his semi-final in a time of 13.16 seconds - Ricardo Makyn photo

Omar McLeod will be the sole Jamaican athlete in the final of the men’s 110m hurdles at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro Brazil.

McLeod, the Jamaican champion, easily won his semi-final in a time of 13.16 seconds.

Two other Jamaicans – Deuce Carter and Andrew Riley –  did not qualify for the finals.

Carter finished sixth in his semi-final in a time of 13.69.

The race was won by Orlando Ortega of Spain in a time of 13.32 seconds.

Riley finished fourth in semi-final three in a time of 13.46 way behind winner Dimitri Bascou who clocked 13.23 seconds.

The final is set for 8:45 tonight.

PROFILE - Omar McLeod 
Age: 22 years old
High School: Manchester High School &Kingston College
Tertiary Education: University of Arkansas
Events: men’s 110m hurdles
Personal Best: 12.97s
     
PROFILE - Deuce Carter
Age:
25 years old
Tertiary Education: University of the West Indies, Mona
Event: Men’s 110m hurdles
Personal Best: 13.20s
     
PROFILE - Andrew Riley
Age:
27 years old
High School: Calabar High School
Tertiary Education: University of Illinois
Events: men’s 110m hurdles
Personal Best: 13.14s