Costa Rican Andrea Vargas Finishes 5th in Hurdles at IAAF World Athletic Championship

Written by Tamarindo News

Andrea Vargas made history once again by becoming Costa Rica’s first ever finalist at a World Championships and setting a national record of 12.64 achieving fifth place.

Vargas was up against three Jamaican runners, two Americans, a Nigerian and a native of Holland in a competition that took place at the Khalifa Stadium in Qatar.

The Costa Rican athlete broke three national records in two days and finishes a very successful season where she finished fifth in her first World Championship, took the first place at the Panamerican Games in Lima, Peru and classified to the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020.

Nia Ali from the United States took the first place with a mark of 12:34 while Kendra Harrison, also from the USA took silver stopping the clock at 12:46, Danielle Williams from Jamaica came in third and Nigerian Tobi Amusan took fourth place.

Andrea Vargas is 21-years-old, she has a 4-year-old daughter, and is a native of the city of Puriscal, San Jose, Vargas trains daily under the direction of her mother.

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