We will be OK ... Parchment, McLeod looking forward to 110m hurdles final
Hansle Parchment is upbeat that about landing his second senior championships medal after qualifying for the final of the men’s 110m hurdles set for Friday at 8:20 a.m.
The Olympic bronze is joined in the final by youngster Omar McLeod.
Parchment recovered from a slow start to finish second in semi-final heat one in a time of 13.16 to make progress.
He was led home by Russia’s Sergey Shubenkov, who won in 13.09.
"It’s an open race and I’m not feeling any pain, so I like my chances of getting a medal," Parchment said.
"I’m not pleased with my start I think I need to stop thinking so much about it and I will be OK."
The 21-year-old McLeod was also second in his semi-final heat despite hitting every hurdle, as he posted 13.14 with world record holder Aries Merritt of the USA winning in a season best time of 13.08.
"I didn't realise I hit so many hurdles but I had an issue at the first and that threw me off," he said.
"I had to stay focused, tunnel vision and pull through. It tells me that I am strong."
Jamaica’s other representative in the semi-finals, Andrew Riley, missed out on a place in the final after placing fifth in semi-final heat three in 13.43.
The race was won by Dimitri Bascou of France in a new personal best of 13.16 ahead of defending champion David Oliver 13.17) of the USA.