Yamilet Peña placed sixth in London, Dominicans are proud

Yamilet Peña Felix Sanchez will compete in the final race

Dominican Yamilet Pena did the unheard and placed sixth in the finals of the vault competition at the London Olympics on Sunday 6 August. She scored 14.516 in an event won by Romanian Sandra Raluca Izbasa (gold), McKayla Maroney (USA) silver and Maria Paseka (Russia) bronze. Fourth place went to Janine Berger and fifth went to Oksana Chusovitina (both from Germany). Canadians Brittany Rogers and Elisabeth Black took the seventh and eighth places.

US-trained Dominican Felix Sanchez, will be running against a contingent of six competitors from the Americas and only one from the rest of the world.

In the race, four athletes are from the Caribbean, three from the United States and a sole host competitor is from Great Britain representing the rest of the world. Javier Culson (Puerto Rico), Jehue Gordon (Trinidad & Tobago) and Leford Green (Grenada) and Felix Sanchez are the Caribbean contingent in the 400m hurdles final.

Other competitors are Kerron Clement (USA), Angelo Taylor (USA), Michael Tinsley (USA), and David Greene (GB). The final will be run today, Monday, 6 August at 20:45 London time (3:45pm Dominican time).

Felix Sanchez is the holder of the first Dominican gold medal in Olympics competition, won in the same event in the 2004 Athens Olympics. He enters this race after posting his seasonal best of 47.76, the top time posted by the runners in the event.

Dominican Republic Live, from DR1, 06.08.12, 03.40pm

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