Lloyd wins heat to advance to next round of 100 meters prelims in Tokyo

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Antigua and Barbuda’s Joella Lloyd is through to the next round of the preliminary stages of the women’s 100 meters at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The athlete, who has a personal best of 11.19 in the 100 meters, posted a time of 11.55 seconds to dominate her heat with her closest competitor Asimenye Simwaka of Malawi finishing second in 11.76 seconds.  

Alvin Tehupeiory was the third qualifier with a time of 11.89 second.

The results means that Lloyd will run in the second round of the preliminaries later tonight for a chance to enter into the main draw of the women’s 100 meters. 

Also, St. Kitts and Nevis’ Amya Clarke qualified from heat one when she finished third with a time of 11.67.

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