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Bing creates history in making semis at World Champs
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Bing creates history in making semis at World Champs

Auckland sprinter Portia Bing has become the first New Zealander to advance to the women's 400m hurdles semi-finals at a World Champs. She's also the first New Zealand athlete in any hurdles event to make it beyond the heats at a global championship for 54 years. Appearing at her third World Championships, in Eugene, Oregon, the 29-year-old finished fifth in heat two, recording 55.72 - outside the four automatic qualification positions, but her mark was quick enough to advance as the joint fastest of the four athletes to qualify on time. Bing was drawn in lane seven made an aggressive start and looked fluid over the hurdles throughout and she looked poised for a top four spot as she entered the home straight. However, off the final hurdle the Ukrainian Viktoriya Tkachuk finishe...