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Sixth for Shane, gold for McLeod

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Added 07 August 2017

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Shane Brathwaite finished sixth in the men’s 110m hurdles. (GP)

LONDON – Shane Brathwaite finished sixth in the men’s 110 metres hurdles at the World Athletics Championships on Monday.

Brathwaite was among four people lunging to the finish line to try to capture bronze at the London Olympic Stadium, eventually clocking 13.32 seconds.

He was nosed out by Hungary’s Balazs Baji, who was timed at 13.28.

Garfield Darien of France and world record holder Aries Merritt also finished ahead of him with 13.30 and 13.31 seconds, respectively.

Meanwhile, Omar McLeod brought the smile back to Jamaican sprinting as he powered to the title.

Following the shock defeats of Usain Bolt and Elaine Thompson in the 100 metres events, McLeod, another overwhelming race favourite from the Caribbean island, made no mistake as he added the world crown to the Olympic title he won last year.

The 23-year-old dominated the race, winning in 13.04 seconds, a metre clear of the defending champion, Russian Sergey Shubenkov, who was competing as an ‘authorised neutral athlete’ with his country still banned from international athletics.

Shubenkov, who clocked 13.14, was the first Russian to win a medal in London.

Hansle Parchment, the other Jamaican in the final, was eighth in 13.37 seconds. (SAT/Reuters)

 

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