TOKYO — 5 years after heartbreak, American Keni Harrison is an Olympic medalist.
Harrison, 28, won silver in the final of the 100-meter hurdles at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday, finishing 2nd with a time of 12.52 seconds. Jasmine Camacho-Quinn of Puerto Rico took gold in 12.37, and Jamaica’s Megan Tapper finished third in 12.55.
The 2nd American in the realm, Gabrielle Cunningham, finished seventh.
The U.S. swept all three medals in the tournament at the Rio Olympics in 2016 – though Harrison turned into as soon as no longer among them.
Harrison had arrived at the 2016 U.S. Olympic trials because the prohibitive favourite, no longer handiest to catch the Olympic team but potentially win gold. After which, heartbreak: She finished sixth at trials, her Olympic dreams dashed.
She proceeded to space a brand unique world file, 12.20 seconds, the following month. And she’s spoken about how, for 5 years, the agony of missing that 2016 Olympic team fueled her.
On Monday, it culminated in a silver medal.