Richards-Ross advances to 400m dash final
Aug. 4, 2012
LONDON – Former Texas Longhorn Sanya Richards-Ross won her 400m semifinal heat, earning the right to compete for a long sought-after Olympic gold in the event on Sunday.
Competing in the first of three semifinals, Richards-Ross got out to a quick start and easily made up the stagger. For the second straight day, she entered the backstretch with a lead and was able to ease into a comfortable finish in 50.07, just ahead of hometown favorite Christine Ohuruogu.
Richards-Ross’ time qualified her fourth overall for the final behind Antonina Krivoshapka (Russia), DeeDee Trotter (USA) and Novlene Williams-Mills (Jamaica). Also advancing were Amantle Montsho (Botswana), Francena McCorory (USA), Ohuruogu (Great Britain) and Rosemarie Whyte (Jamaica). The final will take place Sunday at 3:10 p.m. Central.
Full results from the 400m semifinals can be found by clicking here.
Also competing on Sunday will be a pair of former Longhorns in the 400m hurdles. Raasin McIntosh (Liberia) and defending Olympic champion and Olympic record-holder Melaine Walker (Jamaica) will open up competition in the event with Round 1 heats at 1:00 p.m. Central.
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