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#TokyoGoldRush | Goule wins 800m heat

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2021 | 11:26 PM
Jamaica’s Natoya Goule competing in the Women’s 800m event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan on Friday, July 30, 2021.
Jamaica’s Natoya Goule competing in the Women’s 800m event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan on Friday, July 30, 2021.

Jamaica's Natoya Goule won her heat of the Women's 800m race on Thursday night (Jamaica time) to advance to the semi-final.

Goule, who looked untroubled in her race, clocked 1:59.83 minutes, ahead of Benin's Noelie Yarigo (season's best 2:00.11), and Norway's Hedda Hynne (2:00.76).

World leader Athing Mu, of the United States of America, won her heat in 2:01.10. Her compatriot Raevyn Rogers also won her heat in 2:01.42, ahead of Great Britain's Keely Hodgkinson (2:01.59).

Cuba's Rose Mary Almanza, another medal favourite, won her heat in 2:00.71 seconds.

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