Andrea Vargas is going on to the finals of the 100 meter hurdles in the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, having already qualified for the Olympic Games. The Costa Rican made 12.75 in the qualifier. 12.84 is the minimum mark to be in the Olympics in Tokyo.
She won her heat in the 100 meters with hurdles. The fact that in that same race she qualified for the Olympics made it extra special. Her goal was just to move on to the final so she was surprised.
The race came with an additional prize of taking over the national record in Costa Rica in this discipline. She took that title for her hometown of Puriscal. She now continues to run for Costa Rica.
She will go on to give her all against strong competitors from the United States and Jamaica. She had the best time in the two elimination heats and hopes to have the best in the final as well.