Thursday, August 15, 2013

Jehue Gordon wins men's 400m hurdles at worlds

MOSCOW (AP) — Jehue Gordon of Trinidad and Tobago stumbled across the finish line to hold off Michael Tinsley and win the 400-meter hurdles at the world championships on Thursday. Gordon came on strong down the stretch and finished in a world-leading time of 47.69 seconds to edge Tinsley. Emir Bekric of Serbia was third and two-time Olympic champion Felix Sanchez wound up fifth. Shortly after crossing the finish line, Gordon fell to the track. Three lanes over, Tinsley, the 2012 Olympic silver medalist from the United States, toppled over, too. They each stared at the scoreboard, waiting for a winner to be announced. After a few moments, Gordon's name finally flashed on the board.