Aug 05, 2021 Sports
Kaieteur News – National women’s 400m champion, Aliyah Abrams, finished her Olympic campaign with her head held high after a good outing in which she managed to become only the second Guyanese to make it to the semifinal stage in her pet event at the quadrennial sport extravaganza after finishing seventh.
Coming out of Lane 2, the 24-year-old ran 51.46 seconds, just two hundredths of a second slower than the 51.44 seconds which qualified her to the semi-final.
Abrams semifinal was won by defending Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo (49.60s) of Bahamas, while Great Britian’s Jodie Williams clocked a new Personal Best of 49.97s to be the second automatic qualifier to the final.
The U.S. based athlete, in her second Olympic Games, did not made it to the semi-finals in Rio 2016, and made it her mission to progress from the Heats in Tokyo.
She was the first of seven athletes to qualify for Guyana at the Tokyo Olympics and the last to exit. The other Tokyo 2020 Guyanese Olympians include Keevin Allicock, Chelsea Edghill, Abrams’ sister Jasmine Abrams, Emanuel Archibald, Andrew Fowler and Aleka Persaud.
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