North Charleston native Jasmine Camacho-Quinn took gold for Puerto Rico in the women’s 100 meter hurdles early Monday in the Tokyo Olympics while Charleston’s Raven Saunders on Saturday nabbed the silver medal in the shot put.
Camacho-Quinn, a 24-year-old graduate of Fort Dorchester High School who went on to be a college track star at the University of Kentucky, on Monday ran the event in 12.37 seconds, according to NBC. Camacho-Quinn competed for Puerto Rico because her mother is from there. More: Charleston City Paper, WCBD TV, The New York Times, The Post and Courier
On Saturday in the shot put final field of 12, 25-year-old Saunders was edged out by Chinese competitor Lijao Gong, whose final two throws of more than 20 meters bested Saunders’ longest throw of 19.79 meters. The Tokyo games are Saunders’ second Olympics, but after finishing fifth in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, Saturday’s medal is her first. More: The Post and Courier, National Public Radio, The Guardian, Charleston City Paper
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