Tokyo Olympics: Hurdler Jasmine Camacho-Quinn Wins Puerto Rico’s First Track And Field Gold

Written by on August 2, 2021

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.

 

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.



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