Puerto Rico’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn has revealed her delight to have won the first gold medal for Puerto Rico at the ongoing Tokyo Olympic Games.
Recall that Camacho-Quinn capped a dazzling performance in Tokyo when she finished first in the 100m hurdles final on Monday morning with a time of 12.37 seconds.
She told reporters she nearly fell during the final, five years after she crashed out of her semi-finals in Rio Olympic Games.
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“I was really running for the record, I hit the hurdle – but everything happens for a reason,” she said.
“I crossed the line like, ‘wait – I just won!'”
“I’m just glad I’m just that person to do that,” she said, crying tears of joy. “I’m pretty happy right now.