Australia’s quantity one-ranked 100m hurdler Liz Clay seems more likely to undergo Commonwealth Video games heartbreak after injuring her foot on the international championships.
Clay needed to be helped from Hayward Box by way of scientific body of workers after crashing closely into the 7th hurdle and falling to the observe in her opening-round warmth in Eugene.
The 27-year-old used to be scheduled to have an X-ray on her left foot on Saturday night time (Sunday AEST).
With the outlet around of the 100m hurdles on the Birmingham Commonwealth Video games simply 13 days away, Clay faces a determined race towards time to turn out her health, even supposing she is cleared of any fracture.
The Queenslander is ranked 2nd at the Australian all-time checklist for the 100m hurdles, at the back of handiest 2012 Olympic gold medallist and two-time international champ Sally Pearson.
She simply overlooked out at the last finally yr’s Tokyo Olympics, in spite of working a PB of 12.71 seconds within the semi-final.
In a lot better information, Australians Michelle Jenneke and Celeste Mucci each complicated to the semis on Sunday.
Jenneke used to be specifically spectacular, clocking 12.84 in a warmth additionally involving international file holder Kendra Harrison from the USA.
“I’m ecstatic with that,” Jenneke mentioned. “I have come into those championships with one actual objective and that’s the reason to run a PB.
“I did not reasonably get that these days however to be that shut, simply 0.02 off my absolute best and I believe my PB used to be with a 1.2m tailwind and these days used to be right into a small headwind.
“I do not believe I accomplished the tip of my race that smartly so there is nonetheless a while there.”
Mucci clocked 13.01 whilst Nigerian Tobi Amusan crowned the timesheets with an African file time of 12.40.
Australian file holder Brooke Buschkuehl wanted just one qualifying soar to advance immediately via to the ladies’s lengthy soar last.
Buschkuehl — who broke her personal Australian mark final week with an enormous soar of seven.13m in California — controlled 6.76m in Eugene, simply over the automated qualifying mark.
Fellow Australian Samantha Dale (6.04m) used to be eradicated.