Puerto Rican Jasmine Camacho-Quinn returned to the winning route once again this Saturday when she won the 100m hurdles in Poland with a new record for the event of 12.34 seconds, as well as her qualifying series win. Took.
Camacho-Quinn, who won a bronze medal at the World Athletics Championships held in Eugene, Oregon, two weeks ago to add it to her historic gold at the Tokyo Olympics, attended the Silesia Kamila Skolimovska Memorial of the Diamond this Saturday. League in Poland.
However, the 100 hurdles in league competition did not count for points, with Puerto Ricans finishing second in a season when several events in the year are still missing.
But his performance allowed him to stay on track with the competition, although he did not specify after the World Cup how many more events he would run before ending his campaign in 2022.
Camacho-Quinn started Saturday’s day by winning her heat with a time of 12.51 seconds to beat Americans Tia Jones (12.68) and Gabrielle Cunningham (12.97) in the final of the 100 straight 100 hurdles.
Exactly an hour later, at noon in Poland, Camacho-Quinn returned to the track and beat eight other contenders in a time of 12.34 seconds, the women’s record for the Silesia Memorial.
Once again Jasmine defeated American Kendra Harrison in the final, who finished second with 12.37, followed by Jones with 12.49.
Harrison was the holder of the previous world record (12.20 seconds), until Nigerian Toby Amusan broke the mark in the semi-finals at the World Championships with a time of 12.12. He competed in the final on the same day and won gold with a time of 12.06, but this was not recognized as a record as the test took place with a tailwind above regulation to validate the points.
Meanwhile, Harrison was one of those rivals who was defeated by Camacho-Quinn in the final of the Tokyo Olympics last year, and has beaten him again on several occasions this year.
With 16 points and two runs, Camacho-Quinn is second in the Diamond League standings 100 meters hurdles, behind only world champion Amusan, who has 22 points and three runs. In fact, Camacho-Quinn defeated Amusan the only time they met in the league this year, at that time in Stockholm on 30 June.
Jasmine finished 2-0 in the league and is on her way to qualify for the final of the prestigious competition to be held in Switzerland on 7-8 September.
However, his 12.34 seconds on Saturday is not his best time of the year, as he clocked 12.23 in the final of the World Championship to set a new personal best record. However, for the purposes of Puerto Rico’s national record, the 12.26 she ran in the semi-finals of the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 is applicable. It is because of the wind factor that prevented Nigerian Amusan from breaking the world record twice in one go. competition.