Fort Dorchester’s Camacho-Quinn wins bronze medal at World Championships
On a record-breaking day in the 100 hurdles at the World Championships, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn won a bronze medal.
The Fort Dorchester High School graduate ran a scorching 12.23 seconds in the women’ 100 hurdles, but that was good only for third place on July 24. Camacho-Quinn won gold at the Olympic Games last year with a time of 12.37 seconds.
“When I watched the record, I was like ‘Whoa, who did that?’” Amusan said of her reaction upon seeing her time pop up on the scoreboard.
It was a strange sequence of events for the 25-year-old, who finished fourth at the Tokyo Games last year and fourth at the last world championships in 2019, and now has a place in history as a champion, record-holder and main character in a most unusual night.
The mark surpassed the six-year-old record held by American Keni Harrison by .08.
After her history-making night, there was nothing but appreciation for the new record holder and new world champion.
“I know what Tobi has gone through over the years. She’s been fourth twice,” said Jamaica’s Danielle Williams. “I know it’s not an easy position. She’s been close to throwing (in) the towel. To see her come out here and do this right now, it’s amazing.”
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