CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Another Lowcountry native hoping to make her mark in Tokyo as she competes for the gold at the 2020 Olympics.
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn is a Fort Dorchester High School and University of Kentucky graduate competing in the Women’s 100m Hurdles in Tokyo.
Camacho-Quinn will be representing her mother’s home country of Puerto Rico for the second time at the Olympics.
In the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, she clipped a hurdle during the semifinal heat and lost her chances at a medal but she is back.
Camacho-Quinn is a three time NCAA champion, the first freshman at University of Kentucky to win the 100m hurdles at the NCAA Championships, and a favorite to win a medal in Tokyo.
Camacho-Quinn will begin her chase for gold during the qualifying round Saturday, July 31.