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Ebony Morrison Sets National Record In Women’s 100m Hurdles, Misses Out On Final

Liberia’s lone female representative at the Tokyo Games, Ebony Morrison, missed out on a place in the women’s 100-metre hurdles final on Saturday morning.

Ebony, who ran in semi-final three, smashed a personal best, a national record and a World Championship qualification time of after she clocked 12.74 seconds to finish sixth, 0.24 seconds above her previous time.

The 26-year-old’s hope of qualifying as one of the two fastest losers did not come to pass as she finished with the sixth best time. The top two in each of the three semi-finals automatically qualify for the final, according to the rules.

Netherlands’ Nadine Visser (12.63) and United States’ Gabbi Cunningham (12.67) grabbed the two non-automatic qualification spots.

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto-Rico, set a new Olympic record after winning the third semi-final in 12.26 seconds.

Despite missing out on the final, Ebony is proud of her first run at the Olympics and believes that this is her first step to bigger tasks ahead.

“Wow… what can I say. 12.74 at the Olympic Games. This is one of my proudest moments,” she said.

“[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]This is just the first chapter to my book. Thank you Liberia. Thank you friends and family. Thank you Grandma. Thank you Coach, you told me I could do it.[/perfectpullquote]

“Momma, I know you’re proud of me!!!  We just getting started!”

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