On Saturday July 23, Ebony Morrison represented Liberia in the women’s 100mH at the 2022 World Athletics Championships.

The national record holder and No.2 ranked African hurdler was expected to repeat her performance from the Tokyo Olympics and advance to the next round. However, things did not go as expected and Morrison was shut out of the semi-finals.

“My first outdoor Worlds didn’t end how I wanted, but I ain’t never scared to go into the fire,” Morrison wrote on her Instagram. “I’m here to stay.”

Ebony at '22 World Championships
Morrison posing in front of Worlds Championships practice track

Morrison ran 13.12 to finish sixth in her heat. She had the 25th fastest time from round one, but only the top 24 runners made it to the semi-finals.

Liberia ends its Championship run with Morrison’s performance.

What’s next for Liberia’s National Athletics Team

The World Athletics Championships was originally scheduled for 2021. Though the pandemic caused the biennial event to take place in 2022, next year’s event is still scheduled for 2023.

Budapest, Hungry will host the 2023 World Outdoor Championships from Aug. 19 to Aug. 27. The entry standards will remain the same. In order to qualify for next year’s event, runners will need to meet the qualification standard or rank top in the world.

Meanwhile, team members will continue to run and improve their times and rankings.

As for the U20 team, the World Athletics U20 Championships will be held next month from Aug. 1 to Aug. 6 in Cali, Colombia. Go Team Liberia will provide updates on any young Liberian athlete that might attend.

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