Running in lane four, Tameka Williams, one of the federation’s leading female athletes took part in the 200 meters heats in an effort to advance to the semis.
Even though she was quick out of the blocks, Tameka ended in 6th placed in a time of 23.61 seconds. She did not advanced to the next round. The top two winners and the “fastest losers” are moved on to the semis.
Running in the same race was former Olympic female 100 meters champion Veronica Campbell- Brown of Jamaica. Campbell-Brown, who claimed gold in the 200m at Athens 2004 and London 2008 Olympics, finished the race in third place in a time of 22.97 seconds.
In a surprise finish Veronica crossed the line running in the wrong lane running in the 15th August race. However, she was not disqualified as officials felt that she did not cause any harm to the other runner.
She also was unable to earn a spot in the semis.
The race was won by Edidiong Ofionime Odiong of Bahrain who finished in a time of 22.74 seconds. Trinidad and Tobago’s Semoy Hackett placed second running 22.78 seconds.