PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Chesapeake’s Grant Holloway is one step away from a gold medal.
The Grassfield High grad won his Olympic semifinal heat for the 110m hurdles with a time of 13.13 seconds. Jamaica’s Hansle Parchment, 2012 Olympic 110m hurdle bronze medalist, came in second.
The finals are at 10:55 p.m. ET Wednesday.
In an interview after the race, Holloway said his mindset is to “come out and win” and execute each round. He will have laser-sharp focus ahead of the finals Wednesday.
This is Holloway’s Olympic debut, after he won eight national championships at Florida and a world championship in the fall of 2019.
Earlier Tuesday morning, Holloway moved on to the Tokyo Olympics semifinals after a comfortable run to win his first heat in the 110m hurdles.
Holloway finished Tuesday morning with a time of 13:02, 0.22 shy of Aries Merritt’s world record of 12.80 seconds. Holloway actually is second all-time in 110m hurdles at 12:81. He holds the world record in the 60m hurdles at 7.29.