Ohio State shot putter Adelaide Aquilla qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

Japan 2020

EUGENE, Ore. (WCMH) — Ohio State junior Adelaide Aquilla qualified for the Tokyo Olympics after finishing third in the shot put finals at the U.S. Olympics Trials on Thursday.

Aquilla’s best throw in the finals came on her first of five attempts, which sailed 18.95 meters, or 62 feet 2¼ inches.

Aquilla qualified for the finals in the shot put by finishing fifth overall in the first round Thursday afternoon with a best throw of 18.61m / 61-0¾.

Ohio State track and field will be represented by two athletes in Tokyo as Aquilla joins Christina Clemons, a 2012 graduate and two-time NCAA champion who qualified for her first Olympic Games by finishing third in the 100-meter hurdles.

This is the first time Ohio State women’s track and field has had two U.S. Olympians in the same year.

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