Tokyo Olympics: Aliyah Abrams finishes seventh in 400m semi-final


Aliyah Abrams and Guyana’s competitive journey at the Olympic Games in Tokyo ended on Wednesday morning after she finished seventh in semi-final two of the Women’s 400 meters.

Running out of Lane 2, Abrams clocked 51.46 seconds, just off the 51.44 seconds which qualified her to the semi-final.

The race was won by Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo (49.60s), while Great Britian’s Jodie Williams clocked a new Personal Best of 49.97s to be the second automatic qualifier to the final.

Abrams, who was competing at 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.

Based in the United States of America, she was the first Guyanese woman since four-time Olympian Aliann Pompey to reach the 400m semi-final at the Olympics.

She was one of seven athletes to represent Guyana at these Olympics; the others being boxer Keevin Allicock, Table Tennis player Chelsea Edghill, sprinters Jasmine Abrams and Emanuel Archibald and swimmers Andrew Fowler and Aleka Persaud.

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