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Brathwaite advances to semifinals in 110 hurdles
Barton Olympic Notebook
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Ryan Brathwaite turned in the second-fastest qualifying time in the first round of the 110-meter hurdles on Tuesday at the Summer Olympics in London.
The hurdler from Barbados finished with a season-best time of 13.23 seconds, finishing behind Aries Merritt (13.07) of the United States.
Brathwaite’s personal best is 13.14, the national record.
The semifinal heats begin today at 1:15 p.m.
Leevan Sands
Sands qualified for the finals of the triple jump on his first jump on Tuesday.
Sands, who finished with the bronze medal in the 2008 Beijing Games for the Bahamas, leapt a distance of 17.17 meters to finish second in the first round behind the United States’ Taylor Christian (17.21).
The final round starts on Thursday.

Tugba Palazoglu
Tied at 51 heading into the final quarter, Palazoglu’s team from Turkey fell to Russia 66-63 in the quarterfinals of the women’s basketball competition.
The guard finished with three points and two assists.

Veronica Campbell-Brown
The two-time gold medalist won her heat in the 200 dash on Tuesday.
Campbell-Brown turned in a season-best time of 22.32 to advance to today’s final heat.
Her time was third overall. USA’s Sanya Richards-Ross finished with a time of 22.30 to finish first in the third semifinal heat and Allyson Felix of the United States crossed the finish line at 22.31 to lead the second heat.

Laverne Jones-Ferrette
In a time of 22.62, the Virgin Islands sprinter missed qualifying for the final heat by six-hundredths of a second.
She claimed fourth in her heat, finishing with a season-best time.

Alonso Edward
Edward, a Panama native, was disqualified in the first round of the 200 dash due to false starts.