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Liberia: Ebony Morrison Wins Silver Medal At CAA African Championship


Liberia: Ebony Morrison Wins Silver Medal at CAA African Championship

Liberia’s national record holder, Ebony Morrison, has won Team Liberia’s first medal at the ongoing CAA African Senior Championship 2022 in Mauritius.

Morrison won the Silver medal in the women’s 100m Hurdles after clocking 12.77 seconds to finish behind Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan, who clinched the gold medal by reaching the finish line in 12.57 seconds.

Morrison, 27, had earlier booked her qualification to the final after winning Heat 1 of 2 Heats. The young female hurdler won her heat when she finished in 12.86 seconds (3.1 wind) — placing her as the third overall fastest.

This was Morrison’s second international medal in 2022 after clinching bronze at the Mondeville Meeting, Mondeville, France in February of this year.

She later went on to set a national record in the women’s 60m hurdles outdoors after recording her personal best (8.07) in the semifinals of the 2022 World Athletics Indoor Championships held in Belgrade, Serbia. She finished 4th in the semifinals.

Morrison is also expected to compete in the women’s 200m of the ongoing African championship.

Morrison’s compatriots, Emmanuel Matadi and Wellington Zaza on Thursday missed out on a medal after progressing to the finals of separate events.

Matadi, 31, couldn’t finish in a medal position after clocking 10.8 seconds in the 6th position out of eight. Matadi earned his spot in the final after a better performance in his heat and semifinal.

The men’s 100m national record holder is expected to compete in the men’s 200m later today.

It was the same for Zaza, who narrowly missed out on the bronze after finishing in 13.69 seconds, 0.10 seconds behind bronze medalist Antonio Alkana of South Africa.