Fort Dorchester High School graduate Jasmine Camacho-Quinn was the fastest woman on the track for the 100 meter hurdles Monday morning in Tokyo.
Hurdling for her mother’s native Puerto Rico, Camacho-Quinn captured the country’s first medal in the event with a time of 12.37 seconds. American Keni Harrison won silver and Jamaican Megan Tapper won bronze.
Camacho Quinn’s medal is the second for a Charleston-area athlete. Charleston-native Raven Saunders won silver in shot put a day earlier.
Going into the 100 meter finals, Camacho-Quinn was the favorite, hoping to move past her 2016 Olympic performance where she stumbled and fell late in the final race.
Camacho-Quinn set the Olympic record in the semi-finals the day before, but didn’t quite beat former training partner Harrison’s world record in the event.
Camacho-Quinn coming in first and setting an Olympic record in the semi-final qualifying round:
Camacho-Quinn graduated from Fort Dorchester in 2014 and attended University of Kentucky, where she won three NCAA championships. Her brother, Robert Quinn, is a former NFL football player.