McLeod fastest qualifier heading into men's 110m hurdles final

By Sports Desk October 02, 2019
Omar Mcleod, of Jamaica and Pascal Martinot-Lagarde, of France, compete in a men's 110 meter hurdles. Omar Mcleod, of Jamaica and Pascal Martinot-Lagarde, of France, compete in a men's 110 meter hurdles.

Jamaica World and Olympic champion Omar McLeod was the fastest qualifier headed into the men’s 110m hurdles finals as three other Jamaican athletes crashed out of contention.

Qualifying from Heat 2, McLeod looked in full control despite clipping a few hurdles early on and finished with a time of 13.08.  Fast-closing Frenchman Pascal Martinot-Lagarde was second in a season’s best 13.08 with China’s Wenjun Xie third in 13.22.

A duo of Jamaican athletes Orlando Bennett and Ronald Levy of competed in heat1 but finished 7th and 8th respectively. 

The region’s other representative Andrew Riley competed in Heat 3 but never managed to get into the race after finishing fifth in 13.57.  The event was won by Spain’s Orlando Ortega who qualified in 13.16, with Cyprus’ 13.29 with Antonio Alkana of South Africa finishing third in 13.47.  China’s Wenju Xie (13.22) and Devon Allen of the United States (13.36).    

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