Luan Gabriel Participates in Women’s 200m Heat 6
Although breaking her personal best of 24.67, Luan Gabriel, who ran in heat six of the women’s 200m failed to secure a semi-finals spot. She completed the race in 9th place with a time of 24.12; her new personal best. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica came in 1st with a time of 22.71.
The 16 year old female athlete is one of two young athletes representing Dominica in the London 2012 Olympic games.
The other athlete, Erison Hurtault, age 27, also failed to secure a semi-finals spot in the men’s 400m on Saturday August 4th. He placed 5th in Heat 7 with a time of 46.05.
Despite the results, the Dominican population is certainly proud of the two athletes sent to represent the country.