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Simpson wins initial Olympic women’s 1500m award in US history

Athlete Quotes – Olympics, Day 5

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Jenny Simpson (Oviedo, Florida) done a insane lurch into a annals of U.S. Olympic history, winning a initial award by an American lady in a 1500m. Along with Simpson’s ancestral run, 7 other athletes competent for finals Tuesday as line margin movement continued during Olympic Stadium.

After a tactical initial 800m that saw Simpson and Shannon Rowbury (San Francisco) change to a behind of a pack, universe record hilt Genzebe Dibaba and World Championships china medalist Faith Kipyegon led a container by a initial 800m in 2:27.11. Simpson and Rowbury staid into sixth and eighth with a final 400m looking to be a passed sprint. Dibaba, Kipyegon and Sifan Hassan of a Netherlands looked to have a competition in hand, though Hassan slowed on a backstretch, withdrawal room for Simpson and Rowbury to make their pierce to third and fourth with 200m remaining.

The final 50m was zero brief of dictatorial for Simpson, holding on to her position and holding off Rowbury to take a bronze and scarcely waylay a china from Dibaba (4:10.27), finishing in 4:10.53. Rowbury hold on for fourth in 4:11.05. In a warn finish, Kipyegon surged to pass Dibaba with 200m remaining to win in 4:08.92, scarcely relating her silver-medal finish (4:08.96) from Beijing a year ago.

Allen fifth in 110m hurdles

For a initial 3 hurdles, Devon Allen (Phoenix, Arizona) and Ronnie Ash (Passaic, New Jersey) were even with a field. As they approached a center of a race, Ash was relocating adult somewhat and was into a award mark before he ran into a final separator and mislaid his balance. Allen gutted it out off a final burst to finish fifth in 13.31, and Ash rolled opposite a line in 13.45 for eighth, though was after unfit due to IAAF order 168.7b, deliberately knocking over a hurdle.

Earlier in a dusk in a initial semifinal, Ash was out good in line 5 and eased by in second to automatically validate for a final in 13.36. After a purify start over a initial 3 hurdles in semifinal two, Allen clattered a subsequent 7 barriers and finished third in 13.36.

Jeff Porter (Somerset, New Jersey) was in row early though faded over a final 3 hurdles and finished third in a third roughly in 13.45 and did not validate for a final.

Kynard sixth in men’s HJ

Erik Kynard (Toledo, Ohio) struggled a bit Tuesday evening, going over 2.33m/7-7.75 on his third try to finish sixth in a men’s high jump. The 2012 china medalist had an early skip during 2.25m/7-4.5 before clearing on try series two, and afterwards popped over 2.29m/7-6 on his initial try. After holding 3 tries to get over 2.33m, he missed 3 times during 2.36m/7-8.75.

Muhammad, Spencer disturb with clever runs in women’s 400H semis

Aggressive from a start of a third semifinal, 2016 universe personality Dalilah Muhammad (Jamaica, New York) set herself adult good over a initial half of a race, remaining a walk forward of a closest challenger. As she privileged a eighth barrier, Muhammad was approach transparent of a margin and she had no problem with a remaining dual hurdles, winning in 53.89.

After roughly entrance to grief during a ninth burst in roughly two, Ashley Spencer (Indianapolis, Indiana) done a supernatural quip over a final separator and on a run-in to come divided with a win in 54.87. Spencer had to adjust after a tiny blunder during a initial burst and she done adult belligerent when she strike a final bend. She was in clever position during a front when she strike series nine, and usually her glorious athleticism authorised her to redeem and validate for a final.

The youngest U.S. lady to contest in line and margin during a Olympics given 1972, Sydney McLaughlin (Dunellen, New Jersey) ran some-more quietly in semifinal one than in her subordinate heat. McLaughlin was in sixth streamer into a seventh burst and changed to fifth over a final 150m, clocking 56.22 though blank out on a final.

Clement behind to aged form, leads all qualifiers to men’s 400H final

Reminiscent of a races that won him dual World Outdoor golds, Kerron Clement (La Porte, Texas) didn’t see any of his competitors until after a finish in a initial semifinal. Clement, in line eight, stranded to his competition devise and had no issues, finishing in a season-best 48.26 to win by some-more than half a second. His time was a fastest of all 3 semis.

Byron Robinson (Chesapeake, Virginia) did all he could to make his Olympic entrance memorable, environment a lifetime best of 48.65 in a third roughly to finish third. Robinson went out really tough before settling into his stroke over hurdles dual by five. He upped a gait over a subsequent few barriers and was in row for one of a dual involuntary subordinate spots until a final hurdle, where he mislaid a bit of belligerent and missed out on a place in a final by a hundredth of a second.

Bowie, Stevens book berths in women’s 200m final

100m china medalist Tori Bowie (Sandhill, Mississippi) didn’t get a best of starts in a final semi, though oh how she done adult for it over a subsequent 180m. Bowie bloody off a bend and outran Michelle-Lee Ahye of Trinidad down a widen to win in 22.13. Deajah Stevens (Bayside, New York) was a bit adrift of a leaders for 150m and afterwards came from behind over a final 50m in a initial semifinal to squeeze third in 22.38, punching her sheet to a final as one of dual time qualifiers.

Running a clever bend in a second semi, Jenna Prandini (Clovis, California) came into a true in third and hold that place roughly to a line. She was outleaned and finished fourth in 22.50, and did not allege to a final.

Reese, Bartoletta simply into women’s LJ final

Making it demeanour as easy as it should be for a lady who is a reigning Olympic champion and a leader of 3 World Outdoor and 3 World Indoor titles, Brittney Reese (Gulfport, Mississippi) took one jump, spanned 6.78m/22-3, and put her warm-ups behind on in possession of an involuntary subordinate mark in a final. Tianna Bartoletta (Tampa, Florida), twice a World Outdoor champion, also competent for a final on a strength of a 6.70m/21-11.75 bid in turn two.

Janay DeLoach (Fort Collins, Colorado) did not allege with a best of 6.50m/21-4.

Winger only misses on finals berth in women’s JT

American record hilt Kara Winger (Vancouver, Washington) had a best of 61.02m/200-2 on her opening chuck of Group B, though missed out on a women’s pike final as a 13th-best overall.

In Group A, Maggie Malone (Geneva, Nebraska) threw 56.47m/185-3 and Brittany Borman (Festus, Missouri) 56.04m/183-10, and conjunction contestant modernized to a final.

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Gold (3)

Michelle Carter, Women’s SP, 20.63m/67-8.25 AR (8/12)

Jeffrey Henderson, Men’s LJ, 8.38m/27-6 (8/13)

Christian Taylor, Men’s TJ, 17.86m/58-7.25 (8/16)

Silver (4)

Tori Bowie, Women’s 100m, 10.83 (8/13)

Justin Gatlin, Men’s 100m, 9.89 (8/14)

Allyson Felix, Women’s 400m, 49.51 (8/15)

Will Claye, Men’s TJ, 17.76m/58-3.25 (8/16)

Bronze (5)

LaShawn Merritt, Men’s 400m, 43.85 (8/14)

Emma Coburn, Women’s 3000m Steeple, 9:07.63 AR (8/15)

Clayton Murphy, Men’s 800m, 1:42.93 (8/15)

Sam Kendricks, Men’s PV, 5.85m/19-2.5 (8/15)

Jenny Simpson, Women’s 1500m, 4:10.53 (8/16)


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