Camacho-Quinn delivers historic Olympic gold for Puerto Rico
Published : Monday, 2 August, 2021 at 5:18 PM Count : 190
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn won Puerto Rico's first-ever Olympics athletics gold in the women's 100 metres hurdles on Monday while Miltiadis Tentoglou became Greece's first men's long jump champion.
Dutch distance runner Sifan Hassan kept her bid for an unprecedented treble of 1500 metres, 5,000m and 10,000m alive despite a dramatic fall in the 1500m heats.
Camacho-Quinn dominated the 100m hurdles, not giving world record holder Keni Harrison a sniff of a chance of ending her major championship gold drought.
An emotional Camacho-Quinn said her gold would mean a lot to the people of Puerto Rico, which has a population of around three million.
"For such a small country it gives little people hope," she said. "I am just glad I am the person to do that. Anything is possible. I am really happy right now."