Eric Cray falls short of reaching Olympic 400m hurdles finals after finishing seventh in semifinals
Eric Cray stumbles on a hurdle during the semifinals of the 400m hurdles. Jerome Ascano

RIO DE JANEIRO - Eric Cray bowed out of the semifinals of the Olympic 400-meter hurdles on Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro (Wednesday, Manila time).

The Fil-American track athlete clocked 49.37 for a disappointing seventh in the first semifinal, failing to match or much less surpass his 49.05 in the qualifying heats two days ago after failing to clear one hurdle.

American Kerron Clement topped the first of three semifinal races with a 48.26-second run, towing Kenya’s Boniface Mucheru (48.85) to the final.

Four runners from the second semifinal led by Jamaica’s Annsert Whyte in 48.32 advanced to the gold medal run.

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