LONDON (WAVY) - Portsmouth's LaShawn Merritt may be out of the men's 400 meter finals, but there is a still a local you can watch. Hampton's Francena McCorory will race Sunday in the women's 400 meter finals.
She'll race against two other Americans in the finals. McCorory helped the U.S. team win gold at the World Championships in South Korea.
"I'm hoping to learn from those experiences and race a smart race in London," said McCorory
She also finished fourth at the world championships in the 400 meters.
The favorite Sanya Richards-Ross won her semifinal heat in the women's 400 meters Saturday night, setting a blistering pace before coasting to a spot in the final.
It sure looked like she was showing off and if so, who could blame her? She had her husband, Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Aaron Ross, on hand for his first Olympics cheering her on.
"The race went really, really well," Richards-Ross said. "I felt like I was able to just run 300 (meters) and relax. That gives me a lot of confidence and I was able to conserve a little bit more for (the final) tomorrow."
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