Omar McLeod won his heat of the Men’s 110m Hurdles and will advance to the semifinals at World Championships.
McLeod, the 110m Hurdles Olympic champion, displayed his impressive form to win with a time of 13.23. The semifinals will start later today at 3:10 PM ET/ 2:10 PM ECT.
Mcleod is bidding to become the first 110m hurdler to hold both the Olympic and World title simultaneously. is bidding to become the first 110m hurdler to hold both the Olympic and World title simultaneously. He clocked a world-leading time, new personal best, and the fifth fastest time [12.90] in 110m Hurdles’ history all in one race at the Jamaica National Senior Trials in Kingston last month.
Teammate Ronald Levy, a 13.05 performer this season – clattered through the first flight of hurdles and pulled up in Heat 4 of the Men’s 110m Hurdles, losing his opportunity for a medal Monday’s final. Andrew Pozzi won the heat in 13.28.
Hansle Parchment finished second in his heat with a time of 13.42 behind Spaniard Orlando Ortega, the Olympic silver medallist, who won with a time of 13.37 seconds.