BREAKING: Akintola competes in the 200-meter semifinal round of the World Athletics Championship as Amusan advances to the final.

World Record holder, Tobi Amusan is through to the final of the women’s 100m hurdles at the World Athletic Championships in Budapest, Hungary.CONTINUE READING>>>>>

Amusan won heat 2 after starting late but returned as the best with a time of 12.56s.

Jamaica’s Ackera Nuggent came second with a time of 12.60s , while Canada’s Naddine Visser was third with a time of 12.62s…… Continue Your Reading

Former world record holder Kendra Harrison won the first semi-final race in 12.33s.

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn took Heat 3 in 12.41s, ahead of Nia Ali in 12.49s.

Amusan will compete in the final of the event on Sunday night.

Similarly, U.S.-based sprinter, Alaba Akintola, qualified for the second round of the 200m event by finishing third in Heat Seven in 20.45 seconds.

The Tennessee, U.S.-based sprinter, with a personal best time of 20.26 seconds and season’s best time of 20.43 seconds, made the cut following the disqualification of France’s Ryan Zeze in the race.

The men’s 200m heat continues today. Also successful, yesterday, was U.S.-based Favour Ofili, who picked her ticket for a second straight 200m semifinals after running 22.66 seconds in the first round to qualify as one of the six non-automatic qualifiers.

The Nigerian came fourth in her first round heat and her time, the second fastest she has run this outdoor season, topped the list of the six non-automatic qualifiers.

Ofili holds Nigeria’s 200m indoor record (22.11) and outdoor (21.96) and will need to run close to that to secure her place in the final. Last year, the 20-year-old exited the event at the semifinal stage after running 22.30 seconds to finish third.

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