Allen, Hull Advance to Olympic Finals
EUGENE, Ore. – Devon Allen and Jessica Hull will run for Olympic gold thanks to their respective efforts on day six of the athletics schedule in Tokyo. Allen posted the second-fastest time in the semifinals of the 110-meter hurdles while Hull broke the Oceania area record to advance to the final of the women's 1500 meters.
Allen automatically qualified for the final by stopping the clock in 13.18 to win his heat. This will be Allen's second appearance in an Olympic final having finished fifth at the 2016 Games in Rio. The time is his second fastest of the season, trailing only a pair of 13.10 marks at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in June.
The Olympic final in the 110-meter hurdles will go off Wednesday at 7:55 p.m. (PT)—Thursday morning in Tokyo—and will air live on the USA Network. Allen will be joined in the final by American teammate Grant Holloway who had the fastest qualifier (13.13) of the day.
Running in first of two semifinals, Hull extended her Olympic debut with a personal best of 3:58.81 to establish an area record for Australia. The former UO standout finished as the fourth-fastest qualifier from the semifinals. Hull entered the Olympics with a lifetime best of 4:00.42 from the ISTAF Berlin meet in September 2020.
The Olympic final in the women's 1500 meters is scheduled for Friday at 5:50 a.m. (PT).
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