SAN SALVADOR.- Puerto Rican sprinter Jasmine Camacho-Quinn set a goal for these Central American and Caribbean Games, and she achieved it.
Camacho-Quinn arrived in San Salvador 2023 with the intention of improving her 100m hurdles record for the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, but she achieved much more, setting a new Games record and qualifying for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
“It feels great to have achieved it and to know that I have qualified for the Olympic Games is something very special for me,” said the Puerto Rican, who like Colombian Natalia Linares got her ticket to Paris in the current Central American and Caribbean Games.
The 12.60 seconds set by Camacho-Quinn in the 100 meters hurdles, breaks the mark of 12.64 set by her compatriot Dionne Rose in Maracaibo 1998.
“It was something incredible what I experienced on the track. I came here with the intention of improving my record for the World Championships and it was amazing what I was able to do in the race,” she said.