JOELLA LLOYD QUALIFIES FOR 200M SEMI FINALS AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

JOELLA LLOYD QUALIFIES FOR 200M SEMI FINALS AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

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By: Staff Writer

Antigua and Barbuda’s Joella Lloyd has qualified for the semi finals of the 200 metres at the World Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Lloyd received one of the 6 non-automatic qualifying spots after a fourth-placed finish in heat 2 with a time of 22.99 seconds. Namibia’s Beatrice Masilingi won heat 2 in a season’s best 22.27, while the world’s fastest living woman over the distance, Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson Herah was second in 22.41 and Ida Karstoft of Denmark was third.

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The top three finishers in each of the 6 heats qualified automatically, while the next 6 fastest earned non-automatic qualifying places.

Lloyd will run in lane 1 of semi final 3 on Tuesday at about 9:20pm Eastern Caribbean.

Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce who is seeking the sprint double after leading a Jamaican sweep of the 100m on Sunday, secured her semifinal spot in a time of 22.26 secs.

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