Chesapeake’s Grant Holloway advances to 110m hurdles final in Tokyo

Japan 2020

TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 04: Grant Holloway of Team United States competes in the Men’s 110m Hurdles Semi-Final on day twelve of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 04, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

TOKYO (WFXR) — Grant Holloway is one race away from gold in the 110-meter hurdles.

The Chesapeake-native recorded the fastest qualifying time out of Wednesday morning’s semifinal, running a time of 13.13 in his heat. Fellow American Devon Allen also advanced to Thursday’s final with a time of 13.18.

This is Holloway’s Olympic debut, after he won eight national championships at Florida and a world championship in Doha in the fall of 2019.

On Tuesday night in Tokyo, Holloway moved on to the semifinals after a comfortable run to win his first heat in the 110m hurdles.

Holloway finished Tuesday morning with a time of 13.02, 0.22 shy of Aries Merritt’s world record of 12.80 seconds. Holloway actually is second all-time in 110m hurdles at 12.81, ran in the semifinals of the U.S. Olympic Trials back in June. He holds the world record in the 60m hurdles at 7.29.

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