Michelle Jenneke earned a place in the final of the women’s 100 metres hurdles at the Commonwealth Games early this morning and will now race for a medal.
Her time of 13.33 seconds in the dash and jump was good for fourth place in her heat, won by Tiffany Porter.
After hitting the first hurdle, Jenneke kept her balance and composure to finish the race strongly and close on the leaders in the final stages.
She was only one one-hundredth of a second behind third place.
The good fortune of being involved in a fast heat meant she qualified for the final despite not achieving one of the automatic selection positions.
Jenneke’s time was tied for the sixth fastest across the three heats, earning her qualification for the final field of eight.
She joins Australian's Sally Pearson and Shannon McCann in the final meaning the there are three representatives vying for medals positions.
Women’s 100m hurdles final, 7.10am Saturday AEST.