University of Kentucky Wildcats track and field alumni Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Team Puerto Rico and Team USA’s Keni Harrison swept gold and silver in the Olympic 100m hurdles final on day four of athletics track & field competition.
Devynne Charlton of Team Bahamas, a volunteer assistant coach for Kentucky track & field and a Purdue alumna, finished sixth in final with a time of 12.74.
Camacho-Quinn earned the Olympic record in the 100m hurdles semifinals (12.26) around 16 hours before her gold medal performance (12.37).
Her gold medal is redemption for the Rio 2016 Olympics when she came close to a finals berth but tripped on a hurdle in semifinals.
Harrison, the world record-holder in the 100m hurdles, ran for silver with a time of 12.52. She failed to qualify for Rio 2016 despite winning nearly all her races except at the Olympic Trials final, but redeemed herself by setting the world record of 12.20 in another competition in July 2016.