The fourth-place finisher Gabbi Cunningham will replace McNeal for Tokyo if McNeal’s appeal is denied. World record holder Keni Harrison finished first in 12.47 to book her first trip to the Games, while Christina Clemons finished third in 12.53.
Olympic champion McNeal’s Tokyo ticket hinges on appeal McNeal, who had been charged with “tampering within the results management process”, had denied testing positive for a banned substance. Her ban is effective from Aug. 15, 2020.
Reporting by Amy Tennery; Editing by Himani Sarkar Source www.reuters.com
Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. She led a U.S. clean sweep of the 100m hurdles event in Rio.
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