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#TokyoGoldRush | McGregor, McLeod, McPherson make light work of 400m heats

Published:Monday | August 2, 2021 | 8:57 PM
Jamaica's Stephenie Ann McPherson in action in the Round 1 heats of the Women's 400m event at the Tokyo Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday morning.
Jamaica's Stephenie Ann McPherson in action in the Round 1 heats of the Women's 400m event at the Tokyo Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday morning.

Jamaica's entrants into the Women's 400m event are all through to the semi-finals at the Tokyo Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday morning.

Roneisha McGregor finished second in her heat in 51.14, behind former Olympic champion Allyson Felix of the USA, who clocked 50.84s.

Candice McLeod won her heat in 51.09s, ahead of France's Amandine Brossier (51.65s), and Austria's Susanne Walli (52.19s).

National Champion Stephenie Ann McPherson clocked 50.89s to win her heat ahead of Poland's Natalia Kaczmarek (51.06s), and Mexico's Paola Moran (season's best 51.18s).

Also through are the Bahamas' Shaunae Miller-Uibo (50.50s), and the USA's Wadeline Jonathas (50.93s) and Quanera Hayes (51.07s).

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