Steve Seals 400m Final Berth

Posted on August 6, 2022 by

NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) scholarship holder, Steve Solomon has finished fourth in the men’s 400m semi-finals in a time of 46.30 qualifying for the final.

The 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallist was fast out the blocks and made a great start in the brutal event.

He was in the mix the entire race and came into the final straight in second place, but seemed to run out of gas, dropping to fourth place as he crossed the finish line.

Haron Adoli of Uganda finished first in a time of 45.80. Boniface Mweresa of Kenyra finished second in 45.85 and Anthony Cox of Jamaica third in 45.98.

Steve won the gold medal in the same race at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and that year maintained sub-45.5 form annually, including a spectacular national record of 45.44 indoors in 2018.

The 29-year-old will defend his title in the early hours of Monday morning.

Earlier on the track, NSWIS scholarship holder Samantha Dale, also qualified for her event, the women’s long jump final, after a successful protest overturned a foul call on her second jump of 6.35m.

And fellow NSWIS scholarship holder Jessica Hull finished fourth in heat 2, round 1 of the women’s 1500m, qualifying to the next round.

 

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