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FILE – Robyn Brown, proper, competes within the girls’s 400 meter hurdles through the OC Traditional at JSerra Catholic Excessive College on Could 07, 2022 in San Juan Capistrano, California. Katharine Lotze/Getty Photos/AFP

MANILA, Philippines-Robyn Lauren Brown met an identical destiny with fellow full hurdler Eric Cray by ending seventh in her race for an early exit on the ongoing 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

The Asian champion within the girls’s 400m hurdles crossed the road in 56.83 seconds, sooner than her 57.50 clocking through the continental finals in Bangkok final month, however not sufficient to hold her to the semifinal part.

Jamaica’s Janieve Russel timed 54.53 seconds in topping the second warmth the place the Filipino-American Brown belonged, beating American Anna Cockrell (54.68) and Panama’s Gianna Woodruff (55.31).

Canada’s Savannah Sutherland checked in at fourth (55.85), becoming a member of the medalists to the semifinal heats late Tuesday.

Cray, the previous Asian champion within the males’s 400m hurdles and present Southeast Asian Video games record-holder, likewise headed towards the gates on Saturday after winding up seventh in his preliminary warmth.

FILE – The Philippines’ Robyn Brown celebrates after profitable the bronze medal within the girls’s 400m hurdles closing through the thirty first Southeast Asian Video games (SEA Video games) in My Dinh Nationwide Stadium, Hanoi on Could 17, 2022. (Photograph by Ye Aung Thu / AFP)

The final man standing for Group Philippines within the greatest observe and area spectacle on the planet is pole vaulter EJ Obiena, who’s scheduled to troop to the sector through the elimination spherical of 35 rivals from 23 nations on Wednesday.

Obiena, ranked No. 3 on the planet, made historical past as the primary Filipino to succeed in the rostrum within the worlds with a bronze medal final 12 months within the Eugene, Oregon model of the worldwide meet.

The present Asian champion and record-holder of six meters has no intention of once more winding up third behind world champion Armand Duplantis of Sweden and American Chris Nilsen within the finals come Saturday (Aug. 26).

Duplantis, additionally the reigning Olympic gold medalist, owns the world customary of 6.22 meters, approach forward of the No.2 Nilsen and Obiena for factors gathered on the planet placings.

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