Puerto Rican Jasmine Camacho-Quinn achieved a dazzling performance in the 100m hurdles in Tokyo with a gold medal at the Olympic Stadium yesterday.
A day earlier, Camacho-Quinn broke the Olympic record in its semifinal and on Monday broke out of the squares and invaded the finish line, with 12.37 seconds to secure its first Olympic gold.
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The American record holder Harrison, the holder of the world record, won the silver in 12.52 and the Jamaican Megan Tapper won the bronze in 12.55.
“At this point I was really running for the world record. I hit the hurdle, but it all happens for a reason. I did it with the gold. My first gold medal,” Camacho-Quinn said after the race.