The Uruguayan Déborah Rodríguez managed to overcome the qualifying series in the 800 meters freestyle in athletics and got into the semifinals of the modality.
The Uruguayan ran in heat 5 and finished in second place with a time of 2: 00.90.
The first place went to the Cuban Rose Mary Almanza (2: 00.71) and the podium was completed by the Moroccan Rababe Arafi (2: 00.96), along with the Uruguayan, the three that got into the semifinals.
The semifinal will be played this Saturday at 9:10 in Uruguay. If Rodríguez manages to overcome that stage and get into the final for the medal, that race will take place on Tuesday, August 3 at 9:25 a.m.
Of all times of the 18 competitors who reached the semifinals, Déborah Rodríguez’s mark was the eighth best in the qualifying event.