The duo of Ayomide Folorunso and Kemi Adekoya, representing Italy and Bahrain respectively have qualified for the semi-finals of the women’s 400m hurdles, at the 2023 World Athletics Championship.
Both athletes applied strong finishing Heat 3 to make the semifinals at the world championship in Budapest.
While Folorunso clocked a time of 54.30s, Adekoya clocked a new asian record of 53.56s to win the heat.
Folorunso was born in Abeokuta, Ogun State in 1996 but settled in Fidenza, Italy, with her parents in 2004.
Adekoya established herself as a hurdler at national level in Nigeria in 2011, placing fifth at the Nigerian championships.
In 2012, she improved her best to 57.16 seconds to place second at the Confederation of African Athletics meet