World Cup novice Nadine Visser and Maiky Tejeen Lim advanced to the semi-finals in the 100-meter hurdles. Visser finished second in her series in a time of 12.68 seconds and Tjin A-Lim finished fifth in her series in a time of 12.92 seconds, but continued as one of the four fastest times. Looking at the entire field, Kendra Harrison was the fastest with a time of 12.24. The world record is 12.12 in the hands of Nigerian Toby Amusan.
The 28-year-old Visser has been close to the world top in the 100m hurdles for years. In 2017 (seventh) and 2019 (sixth) she reached the World Cup final, but last year in Eugene she was stranded in the semifinals. The personal best for North Holland was 12.51 since 2021.
Visser hopes to reach the World Cup final for the third time. The semi-finals of the 100-meter race will be held on Wednesday. The final will be held at the National Athletics Center on Thursday evening.
For 25-year-old Jin A-lim, making it to the semi-finals is another highlight of a good summer. She has only focused on her sport full time since this year and recently improved her personal best to 12.66. And by that time she was sure to take part in the Games in Paris next year.