King James in record time
Kirani James is definitely the king.
The Grenadian sprinter showed that his dominance as the planet’s best quarter-miler is growing by the year, taking care of business in Glasgow, Scotland, yesterday to win the 400 metres gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.
And it came in record time as well.
Yesterday’s impressive gold added to the ones he won in the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, and the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England. “This win is for everyone back home,” he said during a post-race interview.
The soft-spoken 22-year-old was clocked at 44.24 seconds, a new meet record. It was a good race for the Caribbean, as Trinidad and Tobago’s Lalonde Gordon earned bronze.
Here, a thankful James pointing to the heavens after winning the 400-metre gold yesterday.