Ypsilanti sisters Tiffany Porter, Cindy Sember miss cut for 100m hurdle finals at Tokyo Olympics
TOKYO – Tiffany Porter and Cindy Sember came up just short of qualifying for finals in the women’s 100-meter hurdles at the Tokyo Olympics Sunday morning. Porter finished fifth in the second heat with a time of 12.86, while Sember took seventh in the third heat in 12.76. Tiffany Porter clears a hurdle during the Blue Oval Showcase women's 100-meter hurdles, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)APPorter qualified for the semifinals after running a 12.85 in the first round and Sember finished the first round with a time of 13.00. Overall, Sember, a two-time Olympian, finished 15th and three-time Olympian Porter took 18th in the event.mlive.com
How Metro Detroit olympians managed to keep training through COVID pandemic
Four elite athletes put in the work despite the coronavirus pandemic even though the Olympics were postponed. Athletes had to put their lives on hold and train for another year when the postponement was announced. “Had to train on hills or train on grass,” Sember said. AdSoftball player Amanda Chidester said she did what a lot of people did -- purchased home workout equipment. But all the athletes kept a great perspective and were willing to adjust.