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Day seven of the World Athletics Championships was all about the men’s 200m final for Team Liberia. After, Jospeh Fahnbulleh made history by advancing past the semi-finals, expectations were high.
Fans were hoping that Fahnbulleh could prevent Team USA from repeating the 1-2-3 medal sweep they performed in the men’s 100m. However, Fahnbulleh just missed the podium placing fourth and running 19.84.
Team USA took the men’s 200m top three spots with Noah Lyles, Kenneth Bednarek, and Erriyon Knighton placing first, second, and third respectively.
Joseph Fahnbulleh is 4th in the World across 200 meters in 19.84!
Narrowly misses the podium but improves upon his fifth-place finish from the Tokyo Olympics!
📺 @NBC | @joefahn pic.twitter.com/T5Ur2sB6g8
— Gators Track and Field & Cross Country (@GatorsTF) July 22, 2022
Despite missing out on a final medal, Fahnbulleh ran a solid race. His 19.84 time was just .04 seconds after the third place runner and within .01 of his personal best. Overall, it was an exciting men’s 200m world final.
The men from Team Liberia might be done with their World Championships appearance, but the meet is not over. On Saturday, July 23, Liberia’s record-holding 100mH sprinter Ebony Morrison will step on the world stage.
Morrison represented Liberia at the Tokyo Olympics advancing to the semi-finals. She is also the 2022 African Championships silver medalist in the women’s 100mH. This is her first World Championship appearance and she enters the meet as the 30th world ranked woman in the 100mH and No. 2 in Africa.
The women’s 100mH round one starts at 11:20 a.m. PT or 6:20 p.m. in Liberia on Saturday. Fans in Liberia can watch the race on LNTV. Everyone else can check their local listing.