Local sprinter Hor Halutie emerged Ghana’s medal hopeful in the women’s 100 metres at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Australia after sailing into Monday’s final.
In front of a festive crowd at Carrara Stadium on Sunday, the 19-year-old clocked her second fastest time, 11.46 secs, in Semifinals 3.
Halutie emerged third but the time was enough to place her in the last 8 to vie for medals.Halutie’s qualifying time is the least among the 8 finalists for Monday but her compatriots Flings Owusu-Agyapong and Gemma Acheampong could not pull enough to surpass it.
They both fell off in the semifinals with times 11.60 secs and 11.79 secs respectively.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Michelle-Lee Ahye, who is tipped favourite to win the women’s 100, qualified third fastest (11.25) for the final behind England’s Asha Philip (11.21) and Jamaican Christania Williams (11.22).