Jasmine Camacho-Quinn became the first athlete to ever win an Olympic gold in track and field for Puerto Rico having coasted 12.37 seconds to win the women’s 100m hurdles final at the Tokyo 2020 Games.
It became evidently clear that the Puerto Rican was the sure bet going into the final after finishing first in 12.26 second in the semi-finals.
“I am pretty sure everybody is excited,” said the 24-year-old sensational athlete.
“For such a small country it gives little people hope.
“I am just glad I am the person to do that. I am really happy right now,” she added tearfully.
“Anything is possible. Everybody out here trained really hard for this moment. I think honestly all of us, we all should be rewarded for this. We made it.”
Keni Harrison of the United States was runner-up in 12.52 seconds while Megan Tapper of Jamaica clocked 12.55 seconds to win bronze.
Just outside the medals on Monday morning were Tobi Amusan of Nigeria with 12.60 seconds and Nadine Visser of the Netherlands with 12.73 seconds.
By James K. Attaglo Wilson