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#TokyoGoldRush | Russell through, Nugent, Whyte disqualified in Women's 400m hurdles

Published:Friday | July 30, 2021 | 10:32 PM
Jamaica’s Janieve Russell competing in the Women's 400m hurdles event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan on Saturday (Japan time).
Jamaica’s Janieve Russell competing in the Women's 400m hurdles event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan on Saturday (Japan time).

National champion Janieve Russell is through to the Women's 400m hurdles semi-finals at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday night (Jamaica time).

Russell clocked 54.81 seconds to finish second behind Ukraine's Anna Ryzhykova (54.56s), while Paulien Couckuyt clocked a Belgian record of 54.90s for third.

Jamaica's Leah Nugent, however, was disqualified from her heat for a lane violation while her compatriot Ronda Whyte was put out of her heat after a false start.

World record holder Sydney McLaughlin (54.65s) of the USA and her compatriot Dalilah Muhammad (53.97s) are the other medal hopefuls to qualify.

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