Romandy obviously missed the final over the 400m hurdles. Petrucciani also remained in the semi-finals.
400m Hurdles: Jump in the semi-finals
For Léa Sprunger, the semi-finals of her last Olympics meant the end of the streak. Romandi ran over 400 meter hurdles in fourth place. Over time, it was possible to reach the top 8 hurdles final, but 55.12 seconds was not enough. The 31-year-old was supposed to run almost a second faster. “It was an ambitious goal, but it still hurts,” Spranger said with tears in his eyes after walking out. Sydney McLaughlin set the fastest semi-final time on the track. The American ran 53.03 seconds.
400m: Petrociani fails in the semi-finals
Apparently Ricky Petrociani missed out on the final qualification for the 400 metres. The 21-year-old Ticino finished sixth in the first of his three semi-finals, and the time of 45.26 seconds was an impressive: First of all, Petrucciani ran on the track the fastest of his career. “This was a great test. One can only learn from these strong runners,” Petruciani said after the run. Wade van Niekerk also failed in the semi-finals. The South African world record holder won the gold in Rio de Janeiro 5 years ago .
Pole vault: Moser and Hodel outside
Angelica Moser had to accept a bitter disappointment in the pole vault qualifiers. The 23-year-old failed three times in 4.55 meters and thus missed qualifying for the final. Andrena Hodel, the second Swiss woman to start, was also unable to qualify for the final as expected. The 21-year-old from eastern Switzerland perfected her initial rise of 4.25m on the first attempt, but then failed at 4.40m. The pole vault conditions were tough: the competition had to be interrupted for a long time due to the heavy rain. Among those eliminated was the silver medalist from Rio, Sandy Morris (USA), who broke the baton in two.
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