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Javon Francis 3rd in Heat 3 of Men’s 400m at Rio 2016 Olympics

Javon Francis 3rd in Heat 3 of Men’s 400m at Rio 2016 Olympics

Javon Francis has advanced to the semi-finals of the Men’s 400m after finishing third in Heat 3 on Day 1 of Athletics at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Friday.

Francis finished in 45.88 behind winner Wayde Van Niekerk (45.26) of South Africa and Luguelin Santos (45.61) of Dominican Republic, the silver medalist from the London 2012 Olympics.

Francis will compete in the Men’s 400m semi-finals set for Day 2, August 13 in the afternoon session at 6:30pm JA / 7:30pm ET. Francis season best is 44.77 while his personal best is 44.50. Fitzroy Dunkley finished 4th in Heat 1 of the Men’s 400m.

Javon Francis won the Men’s 400m in 44.95 at the Jamaica Olympic Trials/Jamaican Senior Championships held June 30 – July 3 at the National Stadium in Kingston. Fitzroy Dunkley came in second.