Advertisement

Gordon edges Tinsley in 400 hurdles world championship

MOSCOW, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Jehue Gordon just barely held off Michael Tinsley and claimed the gold medal Thursday in the men's 400-meter hurdles at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow.

Gordon, from Trinidad and Tobago, was timed in 47.69 seconds, the best time in the world this year. Tinsley, from the United States, was clocked in a personal best 47.70. Serbian runner Emir Bekric was third in 48.05.

Advertisement

Gordon had just enough kick left to hold off Tinsley as both fell while lunging for the tape. It was the second international silver medal for Tinsley, who was second at the Olympics last year.

Kenyan runner Ezekiel Kemboi picked up his third consecutive world championship in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, finishing about a third of a second ahead of countryman Conseslus Kipruto.

RELATED Heffernan wins world championship in 50km walk

Kemboi, who took the steeplechase gold in the 2004 and '12 Olympics, won the event in the world championships in 2009 and '11. He was the silver medalist in the steeplechase each of the three world championships before that.

Kemboi was timed in 8 minutes, 6.01 seconds while Kipruto crossed in 8:06.37. The bronze medal was won by Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad of France in 8:07.86.

Advertisement

Zuzana Hejnova of the Czech Republic claimed the gold medal in the women's 400-meter hurdles, crossing in a 2013-best 52.83 seconds. U.S. runner Dalilah Muhammad was second at 54.09 and another American, 2011 World Champion Lashinda Demus, was third in 54.27.

RELATED Harting, Isinbayeva win third IAAF gold medals

Sweden's Abeba Aregawi came in ahead of 2011 World Champion Jennifer Simpson, and won the women's 1,500. Aregawi finished in 4 minutes, 2.76 seconds, the best in the world so far this year. Simpson, from the United States, was second at 4:02.99 and Hellen Onsando Obiri, of Kenya, took the bronze medal in 4:03.86.

Ukraine's Bohdan Bondarenko cleared 2.41 meters (7.91 feet) in winning the high jump. Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar took the silver and Canadian jumper Derek Drouin was third. Barshim and Drouin, who tied for third in the 2012 Olympics, both cleared 2.38 meters.

Colombian Caterine Ibarguen took the gold medal in the women's triple jump, covering 14.85 meters (48.72 feet), another 2013 best. Russia's Ekaterina Koneva won the silver at 14.81 and Ukraine's Olha Saladuha, the defending world champion, was third with a jump of 14.65.

RELATED Fraser-Pryce wins 100 meters at World Championships

The three silver medals and one bronze won by American athletes, pushed the U.S. medal total to 14 overall, including four gold medals. The Americans have won eight silvers.

Advertisement

Kenya and Russia, both with three gold, three silver and two bronze, have the second most-medals with eight.

RELATED Bolt wins world 100 title in the rain

RELATED IOC president says 'uncertainties' about Russia's anti-gay law

RELATED Russian official says gay behavior won't be punished at 2014 Olympics

RELATED Russian minister says anti-gay law applies to Olympians, visitors

Latest Headlines

Advertisement
Advertisement

Follow Us

Advertisement