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Thompson-Herah among Jamaicans to move to next round at Commonwealth Games

Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah was among the Jamaican athletes to secure their spots into the next round of their respective events as track and field action got underway at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England on Tuesday. 
 
Thompson-Herah eased to 10.99 seconds, the joint fastest time, to win her heat and secure her spot into Wednesday semifinals. 
 
Natalliah Whyte 11.31s and Remona Burchell 11.24s also booked their semifinal spots. 
 
In the men's equivalent, Kemar Bailey-Cole was the fastest Jamaican qualifier with 10.15s. He is joined by Conroy Jones who also booked his spot into this afternoon's semi-finals with 10.28s.  
 
Nigel Ellis failed to advance after clocking 10.41s for 3rd in his heat. 
 
Natoya Goule 1:58.39 was the fastest qualifier into the semi-finals of the women's 800 meters. 
 
The heats of the men's 400 meter hurdles and 110 meter hurdles will also be contested this afternoon. 
 
In the field, national record holder Danniel Thomas-Dodd was the top qualifier for the final of the women's shot putt with 18.42 meters. 
 
Compatriot Lloydrica Cameron also advanced with 16.61 meters. 
 
Travis Smikle was also the top qualifier for the final of the men's discus with 64.90 meters and is joined by compatriot Rojae Stona with 58.35 meters.
 
Shawn-D Thompson secured his place in the final of the men's long jump with 7.85 meters.   


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