Ristananna Tracey has won the women’s 400m Hurdles semi 2 and has qualified for the final.
Tracey stormed over the hurdles to the final in 54.79 ahead of Switzerland’s Léa Sprunger, who finished second in 54.82. The women’s 400m Hurdles final is set for Wednesday, August 9th at 4:30m ET/ 3:30 PM Jamaican time.
Ristananna Tracey had won heat to qualify for the semifinal with a time of 54.92.
Melaine Walker won Jamaica’s first and only Women’s 400m Hurdles World Championships gold medal in Berlin, 2009, after winning the Olympic gold in 2008. Deon Hemmings also won the Olympic gold in 1996.
Leah Nugent, who had qualified for the semifinals as one of the fastest losers with a time of 56.16, final to qualify for the final after finishing sixth in her semifinal with a time of 56.19.
Rhonda Whyte, who finished second in her heat with a time of 55.18 to qualify, also failed to qualify for the final. She was disqualified.