Tokyo 2020: Jasmine Camacho-Quinn sets Olympic record as British duo fail to make women’s 100m hurdles final

Catherine Camacho-Quinn set a new Olympic record in the women’s 100m hurdles semi-finals, but there was disappointment for Great Britain as neither Tiffany Porter nor Cindy Sember made the final.

After three false starts – but no red cards – Porter finished fifth in the second semi, where Britany Anderson flew through with a lifetime best of 12.40 seconds, the Jamaican joined by Kendra Harrison of United States in reaching the final.

A time of 12.86 for Porter was not enough to trouble the front-runners, who were well clear of the chasing pack.

In semi-final three, a new Olympic record was set by Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto-Rico, her 12.26 time putting her over a third of a second clear of the nearest challenger – a top-six time in history.

Cindy Sember, sister of Porter and fellow Team GB athlete, finished well down in seventh with Megan Tapper of Jamaica in second.

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Oluwatobiloba Amusan (Nigeria) and Devynne Charlton (Bahamas) were the top two from semi-final one, while Nadine Visser of Netherlands and Team USA’s Gabriele Cunningham had times which were fast enough to reach the final.

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