Female National 400 meter hurdles competitor, Janieve Russell is safely in the final of her competition at the Tokyo Olympics after securing a qualifying position in her position in heat 1.
For a second-place position, the commonwealth champion clocked 54.10 in her race to finish behind American Dalilah Muhammad who ran a time of 53.30.
For the finals, Russell will need to also tackle two other Americans, namely Anna Cockrell who ran 54.17 seconds as the fifth-fastest time for the day and Sydney McLaughlin who had the fastest qualifying time of 53.03 seconds.
It will be one to look out for, seeing that the women all have good times. Even though Janieve Russell will need to put in more work, she still has a chance to pop up on the medal podium as her qualifying time was also registered as the 4th fastest for the day.
In her strategy towards the race scheduled for 9:30 pm tonight, Russell will need to first surge past the Dutchwoman Femke Bol, who had the third-fastest qualifying time of 53.91 seconds but it is not impossible since she has a personal best of 53.46 seconds.