Bahrain’s Oluwakemi Adekoya reached the women’s 400m hurdles sem-finals after topping her heat in the World Athletics Championships 2023 in Budapest yesterday.
Adekoya set a new Asian record clocking 53.56 seconds to win heat 3.
Meanwhile, Sha’Carri Richardson of the United States won the women’s 100m title clocking 10.65 seconds. She edged Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson, who crossed in 10.72.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica, who was seeking a remarkable sixth world 100m title at 36, had to settle for bronze in 10.77.
American Grant Holloway raced to his third consecutive World Athletics Championships 110 metres hurdles gold medal in dominant fashion.
The 25-year-old, who won in 2019 in Doha and last year in Eugene, led by the first hurdle and was in a virtual race of his own by the third, cruising to victory in a season’s best 12.96 seconds.
Holloway held up three fingers after crossing the finish line, hollering “One-two-three!” to the delighted crowd at the National Athletics Centre.
Burkina Faso’s Hugues Fabrice Zango soared to victory in the men’s triple jump, while 18-year-old title favourite Jaydon Hibbert of Jamaica pulled out injured.
Zango, ranked No. 2 in the world, jumped 17.64 metres on his fifth of six attempts to overtake Cuba’s Lazaro Martinez, who won silver with 17.41 after fouling on three of his attempts. Martinez edged team mate Cristian Napoles who jumped 17.40.