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Shot Putter Cleopatra Borel has become the first athlete from Trinidad & Tobago to qualify for a final at the 2016 Rio Olympics as she placed eighth overall in the lead up to Friday evening's final round in women's shot put.
As the competition goes in shot put, Borel was allowed three throws in an attempt to land at least one that would place her in the top tier and allow her to advance to the next round. As she threw, Borel managed to improve the distance with each of her three throws. Her first throw was a distance of 16.94 meters; she then followed that up with a throw of 17.78 meters before finally sealing her spot in the finals with an 18.20 metre throw.
A total of 12 women qualified for the final round and the top throw of 19.74 metres came from defending champion Valerie Adams of New Zealand.
The finals of the event takes place at 9 pm T&T time Friday evening.
Rower Felice Chow will now have to wait two days longer than expected before she enters competition once again in the Rio Olympics.
Trinidad & Tobago rower Aisha Chow placed fifth in her race for the quarter-finals of the women's single sculls rowing competition in the Rio Olympics.