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Commonwealth Games: Uganda's Ayikoru in 100m semifinals

By Joseph Kizza

Added 8th April 2018 07:54 AM

Scovia Ayikoru advances to the women's 100 semi-finals after finishing among the next six best finishers in the heats.



Uganda's Scovia Ayikoru has advanced to the semi-finals of the women's 100m semi-finals, due later on Sunday in Australia.

The 24-year-old Arua-born athlete raced in heat two of the competition's first round, finishing with a time of 11.86 seconds on the Carrara Stadium track Sunday morning (Ugandan time).

Altogether, there were six heats. Only the first three racers in each heat and the next six fastest would advance to the semifinals.

Ayikoru's time was just good enough to see her through to the next stage as one of the next six best finishers.

She finished fourth in her heat, behind Jamaica's Christania Williams (11.28), England's Corrine Humphreys (11.62) and British Virgin Islands' Tahesia Harrigan-Scott (11.64).

Meanwhile, Uganda's other interest in the 100m competition was Pius Adome, also in action on Sunday.

Looking to qualify for the men's 100m semi-finals, Adome clocked 10.70 to finish fifth in heat one.

The 25-year-old Adome from Tororo had to wait to see if he would make the cut for the semi-finals out of a very competitive men's heats round.

For this category, only the first two in each of the nine heats and the next six fastest would progress to the semifinals.

Eventually, Adome did not qualify, his time not doing him enough justice.

In his heat, the Ugandan finished behind Antigua and Barbuda's Cejhae Greene (10.36), Warren Fraser of The Bahamas (10.37), The Gambia's Adama Jammeh (10.59) and Canada's Oluwasegun Makinde (10.59).


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