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Jasmine Camacho-Quinn smashes 100m hurdles Olympic record in semi-final

The Puerto Rico athlete set a time of 12.26 seconds, beating the previous record set at the 2012 games in London.

8/1/2021 3:39:00 PM

The Puerto Rico athlete set a time of 12.26 seconds, beating the previous record set at the 2012 games in London.

The Puerto Rico athlete set a time of 12.26 seconds, beating the previous record set at the 2012 games in London.

Stadium on Sunday.Camacho-Quinn won the semi-final race with a time of 12.26 seconds, beating the previous record of 12.35 set by Australia's Sally Pearson when she won gold at the 2012 London Games.Also through from Camacho-Quinn's semi-final are Jamaica's Megan Tapper, who came second with a time of 12.62 second, and the Netherlands' Nadine Visser who posted a time of 12.63 seconds.

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Camacho-Quinn is one of the favorites to win the final on Monday.Italy's U.S.-born Lamont Marcell Jacobs Wins Men's 100m Final Olympic GoldRead moreItaly's U.S.-born Lamont Marcell Jacobs Wins Men's 100m Final Olympic GoldAmong her challengers will be Jamaican Britany Anderson, who won her semi-final race with a time of 12.40 seconds, beating American world record holder Kendra Harrison who posted a time of 12.51 seconds.

The first semi-final was won by Nigeria's Tobi Amusan with a time of 12.62 seconds. The Bahamas' Devynne Charlton came in second, qualifying for the final with her time of 12.66 seconds.The U.S. swept the podium at Rio 2016, with Brianna Rollins taking gold. Nia Ali took silver for Team USA, with Kristi Castlin winning bronze. headtopics.com

Team USAwill be hoping for more medals at Monday's final.Gabriele Cunningham qualified from her semi-final with a time of 12.67 seconds, while world record holder Kendra Harrison clocked 12.51 seconds.Harrison set the world record time of 12.20 seconds at a race in London in July 2016, weeks after failing to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Winning the gold on Monday would make Harrison the first world record holder to also win Olympic gold in the women's 100 metres hurdles for 33 years. Read more: Newsweek »

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