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Bushnaq makes world semis in Kenya

By JT - Jul 12,2017 - Last updated at Jul 12,2017

AMMAN — Jordan’s Alya Bushnaq qualified to the semi-final of the 400m at the World Youth Athletics Championship taking place in Kenya, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service.

The 16-year-old has also set a new national record by finishing fourth in Heat 2 in 55:38s to be the first Jordanian athlete to reach a world semifinal.

She will run again at 6:15pm Jordan time on Thursday looking to reach the final. Meanwhile her teammate Sharif Al Atawneh will compete in the 1500m at 9:50pm Jordan time.

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