Puerto Rico win first Olympic track and field gold

    Jasmine Camacho-Quinn won Puerto Rico’s first ever Olympic track and field gold as she cruised to victory in the women’s 100m hurdles at Tokyo 2020.

    The 24-year-old is only the second athlete from the US territory to win an Olympic gold medal, after Monica Puig in the women’s tennis singles in 2016.

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    An emotional Camacho-Quinn said it “meant a lot” after she stormed across the line in 12.37 seconds.

    “I wanted to be a gold medallist and I got it,” she said.

    World indoor champion Kendra Harrison took silver, to give the US a medal in the women’s sprint hurdles for the sixth Olympic Games in a row – the longest medal streak by a single nation in this event in the history of the Games.

    Jamaica’s Megan Tapper won bronze.

    Miltiadis Tentoglou
    Tentoglou has jumped a world-leading 8.60m this year but needed a last-round 8.41m to take gold in Tokyo

    Greek long jumper Miltiadis Tentoglou provided another first – his country’s first gold in the event – but had a less serene route to the top of the podium, the 23-year-old struggling in the early rounds and outside the medal positions before his final attempt.

    However, the 2021 world leader said he “managed to pull something out” in his last jump, sealing the Olympic title with a leap of 8.41m to tie the mark of Juan Miguel Echevarria and pip the Cuban to gold by virtue of a longer second-best jump.



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