Ohio State sprinter Anavia Battle advances to semifinals in Tokyo but falls short of final

Brian White
The Columbus Dispatch
Anavia Battle, left, finished sixth in her heat in the semifinals of the 200-meter run on Monday.

Ohio State sprinter Anavia Battle finished 16th in the semifinals of the 200-meter run at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday, not enough to qualify for the finals. Battle had advanced to the semifinals by finishing second in her heat and eighth overall with a time of 22.54.

In the semifinals, she finished sixth in her heat with a time of 23.02. The lowest qualifying time was 22.40

Battle, who will graduate this month with a degree in human development and family services, qualified for Tokyo by finishing third at the Olympic Trials in June. She finished with a time of 21.95, a personal best. 

Leverett brothers finish 22nd, 25th in pistol

Ohio State's Henry and Jackson Leverett finished in 22nd and 25th place, respectively, in the 25m rapid fire pistol.

In the qualification rounds, Henry had a final score of 282 while Jackson checked in at 276. Henry’s two-round total was 566-9x and Jackson’s was 552-15x.