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Wilson looking forward to 400m hurdles final

Published:Tuesday | August 13, 2013 | 11:13 AM

Andre Lowe, Senior Staff Reporter

MOSCOW, Russia:

Nickiesha Wilson said she is excited and proud to be representing Jamaica in the 400m hurdles final at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics, this after qualifying as a fastest non-automatic qualifier inside the Luzhniki Stadium today.

Wilson finished third in her heat with a season's best time of 54.94 to book a spot in Thursday's final, scheduled for 11:45am (Jamaica time) - her second at the World Championships level after making the 2007 Osaka final, where she finished fourth in 54.10 after posting her current personal best of 53.97 in the semi-final.

"I am very pleased and happy that I can go out there and represent God, myself and my country and the other (Jamaican) competitors that didn’t make the final," Wilson told The Gleaner.

"Its going to be very competitive, I am not doubting that, but anything can happen in a race and I am going there with the mentality that im going for a medal," Wilson added.

Jamaica's other competitor in the women's 400m hurdles semi-final, Ristananna Tracey failed to advance after a fifth placed finish in her semi-final with a time of 55.43.

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