Brathwaite beats Olympic champion
BARBADOS hurdler Ryan Brathwaite beat Olympic champion Aries Merritt on Sunday to win the men’s 110 metres hurdles at the IAAF Diamond League Grand Prix in Birmingham.
Brathwaite led from start to finish to win the final in a wind-aided (2.6) time of 13.13 seconds. The national record is 13.14. Merritt, of the United States, was second in 13.22 seconds and Artur Noga of Poland third in 13.32 seconds.
In the preliminaries, both Brathwaite and Merritt clocked 13.23 seconds despite Brathwaite having one of the slowest reaction times in the field.
Another American, David Payne, was disqualified in the final. (SAT)