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Haiti’s Julmis falls on first hurdle, rises to finish race

Samuel Maxime

Editor-in-Chief

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (sentinel.ht) – Jeffrey Julmis was met with a hard fall on the first hurdle in the Men’s 110-meter Hurdle semi-finals on Tuesday.

The two-time Olympian was clearly hurt from a tumble of several yards but rose up gingerly, in pain, and completed the race clearing all remaining hurdles.

With Julmis’ disqualifying run, his 2016 Olympic run is over. Haiti remains two athletes left in the Olympic games, two opportunities to medal for the first time since 1928[1].

View all Haiti events and results from the 2016 Olympic Games.

[1] Haiti’s last medal was silver in the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam. This medal was awarded to Silvio Cator for the Men’s Long Jump.

Haiti also earned a Bronze medal in the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris through the seven-member Rifling and Shooting team.

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About The Author

Samuel Maxime is a Haitian-born citizen living in the United States. He founded The Haiti Sentinel to bring Haitian issues to an English language audience.

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