BANGKOK—Robyn Brown struck gold within the girls’s 400m hurdles on Saturday, rewarding Workforce Philippines its first medal on the twenty fifth Asian Athletics Championships.
The 28-year-old Brown clocked 57.50 seconds in defeating the Japanese duo of Eri Utsunomiya (57.73) and Ami Yamamoto (57.80) within the remaining on the Supachalasai Nationwide Stadium right here.
“It was loopy. Actually, I simply wished to do my finest. I had just a little bother ending the race the previous two SEA Video games and good factor I used to be in a position to pull by way of at this time,’’ mentioned Brown, the nationwide record-holder within the occasion at 56.44 seconds.
Daughter of a Filipina nurse based mostly in Los Angeles, Brown was a silver medalist in her pet occasion on the 2023 Cambodia Southeast Asian Video games following a bronze efficiency on the 2022 Hanoi version.
Philippines’ Robyn Brown after successful the ladies’s 400m hurdles gold in twenty fifth Asian Athletics Championships. | JUNE NAVARRO/Inquirer Sports activities
Posted by Inquirer Sports on Saturday, July 15, 2023
“I hope I can carry this momentum to the Asian Video games and likewise hopefully to make the Olympics with a number of extra relays developing,’’ mentioned Brown, an occasion coordinator in basketball tournaments and actions.
She’s nonetheless removed from the 54.85-second Olympic clocking, however stays constructive that she might hit the usual earlier than the window closes a yr from now.
Eric Cray wasn’t in a position to duplicate a podium end for the nation after touchdown sixth within the males’s 400m hurdles remaining.
The six-time SEA Video games champion and record-holder was forward midway by way of the race, however couldn’t maintain the hassle with a 49.76-second end.
Qatar’s Bassem Mohamed Hemeida dominated the race in 48.64 seconds, beating Japan’s Yusaku Kodama (48.96) and bronze medalist Santhosh Tamilarasan of India (49.09).
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