Dominican sprinter Luan Gabriel did not secure a spot in the Olympics women’s 200m semi finals.
Gabriel ran in the sixth heat in London on Monday running against eight other elite athletes including Jamaican super star Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce, who won gold in the 100m women’s final.
Gabriel, who is competing in her first Olympic Games, clocked 24.12.
The 16-year-old is one of two athletes representing Dominica at the 2012 London games.
Dominicans swelled with pride and were glued to their televisions as the Bioche-native’s run was beamed around the world.
They said just being at such a prestigious event like the Olympics was enough and that Gabriel had made them all proud.