Oladipo Advances to Finals at Birmingham Commonwealth Games

Qualifying throw came on third and final attempt

BIRMINGHAM, England – Divine Oladipo‘s final throw in the qualifying rounds of the shot put at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games propelled her into Wednesday’s finals.

The Vanderbilt track and field alum opened the meet with a mark of 16.03 meters and improved on the following throw at 16.52 meters.

On her third and final attempt, Oladipo launched a qualifying toss of 17.09 meters. She completed the group B qualifying round in third place overall.

Oladipo is the second youngest competitor that qualified for the finals and the youngest to represent Team England in the event.

The shot put finals will begin on Wednesday at 2:05 p.m. CT. Oladipo is one of 12 slated to compete in the event.