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Chesapeake's Holloway advances to 110m hurdle finals at Tokyo Olympics

The former Grassfield High Grad took first in the semifinals with a time of 13.13 seconds.

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Grant Holloway made an instant splash in his Olympic debut from the Tokyo games. 

Tuesday morning, the Chesapeake native ran the fastest time of the day in the men's 100 meter hurdles with a time of 13.02 seconds. 

Tuesday evening, the 23-year-old bolted out to an early lead in the final heat of the semifinals, and won with a time of 13.13 seconds. 

Jamaica's Ronald Levy took the first heat in a time of 13.23, seconds while a fellow American won the second heat in a time of 13.18.

Holloway is a highly decorated runner, holding world records for both the 110 meter hurdles and 60 meter hurdles.

The former Grassfield High School track runner also won multiple NCAA championships at the University of Florida. 

During his time at college, he earned "The Bowerman," which is the track and field equivalent to "The Heisman." 

He's set to move on to the finals Friday night.