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Sprinter Kristina Knott misses semis at Tokyo Olympics

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 10:47 AM August 02, 2021
Kristina Knott

FILE – The Philippines’ Kristina Marie Knott, reacts after winning in the women’s 200m final during the athletics competition at the 30th Southeast Asian Games at Athletics Stadium in New Clark City, Tarlac province, the northern Philippines on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

MANILA, Philippines—Kristina Knott failed in her bid for a place in the podium after finishing outside the top 3 of Heat 7 in the women’s 200-meter of the Tokyo Olympics Monday at the Olympic Stadium.

The Filipino sprinter registered a time of 23.80 seconds for the fifth spot in her heat.

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Only the top 3 of each heat and the three fastest runners beyond those who placed at the top of each qualifying run would advance to the semifinals.

The United States’ Jenna Prandini topped Heat 7 with a time of 22.56 seconds with Gambia’s Gina Bass coming in at second clocking in at 22.74 seconds while Australia’s Riley Day was the third fastest at 22.94 seconds.

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