T&T Olympic athletes Michelle Lee Ahye and Semoy Hackett sped into the Women’s 100 metre semi-finals on Friday night. Ahye ran a blistering 11 seconds flat, the second fastest time overall on Friday night in Brazil.
She was joined in the semi-final round by Hackett, who placed third in her heat with 11.35 seconds but also advanced.
Lee Ahye’s time was beaten only by Jamaican sensational sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.
The three women were the only Caribbean athletes to advance in the Women’s 100 metres heat.
The other T&T athlethe Kelly-Ann Baptiste placed fourth in her heat, beaten by Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson and Brazil’s Rosangela Santos, who placed first and second respectively.
The semifinals of the event takes place on Saturday afternoon, with the finals carded for 8 pm.