Monrovia, Liberia– Liberia’s Ebony Morrison produced the performance of her promising athletic journey at the Tokyo 2020 Women’s 100m Simalfinal 3. The Liberian, despite not qualifying for the final, ran her Personal Best of 12.74 which also became a new national record for Liberia according to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic website. This national record makes Ebony Morrison the fastest Liberian Woman 100m hurdler in the country’s 174 years history.
Ebony pulled this historic feat by outpacing United Kingdom’s Cindy Sember (12.76) and Belgium’s Anne Zagré (12.78) in the Women’s 100m hurdles Semifinals 3. She came into the race as the surprise package with no experience racing in an Olympics.
On her Instagram page, Ebony writes “ Wow…what can I say. 12.74 at the Olympic Games. This is one of my proudest moments”. *Personal Best, *National Record, *Olympic Semifinalist, *World Championship qualification. She continues, “this is just the first chapter to my book. Thank you, Liberia. Thank you, friends and family. Thank you, Grandma. Thank you Coach, you told me I could do it. Mamma, I know you are proud of me!!”
As a top-class athlete, Ebony Morrison is among two other Liberian athletes at the Tokyo Games. The two Liberians are Emmanauel Matadi and Joseph Fahnbulleh (Sprinters). The three Olympians are flying the Liberian Flag in style with fully stylish support from Famous Liberian-American designer Telfar Clemens. Since the opening ceremony of the 2020 games in Tokyo, Liberia has stolen the show with its unique outfit.