Pitted in lane three, competing with the likes of Jamaica’s Christania Williams, Joy Udo-Gabriel from Nigeria, Reyare Thomas from Trinidad and Tobago, English Corinne Humphrey, Scovia Ayikoru of Uganda, Cypriot sprint queen Ramona Papaioannou and Zaidatul Husniah Zulkifli from Malaysia, Ghana’s Hor Halutie was able to book a place in the finals of the women’s 100metres at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Australia.
The 19-year-old defied the odds and placed third in the third semi-finals making a time of 11.46sec.
Christania Williams of Jamaica and Reyare Thomas of Trinidad & Tobago placed first and second with a time of 11.22 and 11.36 respectively.
Halutie will hence be competing in the finals on Wednesday.
The student of T.I. Ahmadiyya Senior High School is only making her first appearance at international level having excelled at the athletic circuit championship held in Ghana.
By Frank Darkwah