Jamaica’s Kaliese Spencer finished second in the Women’s 400 Meters hurdles semi-final #2 on Day 3 of the World Championships in Beijing, China. Spencer, the 10th fastest in the history of the hurdles, clocked 54.78 behind Denmark’s Sara Petersen 54.34. The Women’s 400 Meters Hurdles Final is set for Day 5, August 26 at 8:10 am ET or 7:10 am Jamaican time.


The other Jamaican hurdler Janieve Russell also finished second in her semi-final to advance to the final on Wednesday. Watch Spencer take second place below.

Watch her post-race interview: