Jemima Joseph, the only French competitor in the 200 meters at the Tokyo Olympics, won her semi-final qualification on Monday (from 2:25 p.m.). She took third place (22”94) in her series behind Swiss Mujinga Kambundji (22”26) and American Anavia Battle (22”54).
To advance to the semi-finals, you had to finish among the top three in your series or among the next three best.
At the age of nineteen, Guyani discovered the Olympics and his goal was to reach the semi-finals. Implemented. Gémima Joseph, who finished second in the youth distances in Europe in 2019, made the Olympic minimum run last June, smashing her personal best of 48 hundredths, with 22.77 (+0.4 m/s).
Among the top candidates in the distance, Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herrah also qualified (22’86). A gold medalist in the 100m in Japan, she will attempt the same 100m double to 200m as at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce, silver medalist in the sprint, will also be in the semi-finals (22). “22).
On the other hand, the sudden elimination of Sherica Jackson, who completed the podium in the 100 meters and who was aiming for a second Olympic medal. She took fourth place in her series, behind Italian Dalia Kadari (23”26).
Ivorian Marie-José Ta Lou is also expected to qualify after the huge disappointment of finishing fourth in the 100m (22”30), as Dutch Daphne Schippers, silver medalist in Rio (23”13).