Friday 9/17/21
TOKYO OLYMPICS

Finnish Viivi Lehikoinen is out of the 400m hurdles semifinals

The semifinals will be held on Sunday
30 July 2021, Japan, Tokyo: Finland's Viivi Lehikoinen (L) and Great Britain's Meghan Beesley compete in the Women's 400m hurdles heats of the athletics competition, during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/dpa
Finland's Viivi Lehikoinen (L) and Great Britain's Meghan Beesley compete in the Women's 400m hurdles heats. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/dpa.

Finnish Viivi Lehikoinen failed in her bid for a place in the semifinals of the Women's 400m hurdles at the Tokyo Olympics.

With a record of 55.67, the Finnish athlete was only two hundredths behind Norway's Amalie Iuel, who was the last to achieve a place in the semifinals with 55.65.

Lehikoinen came to the competition with some physical problems that have weighed down her performance.

The semifinals will be held on Sunday.

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