Athletics, World Championships: Norway’s Karsten Warholm wins 400m hurdles gold

Norway’s 21-year-old Karsten Warholm powered to world 400m hurdles gold to light up a sodden night at London Stadium, within the framework of the World Athletics Championships with takes place at London Stadium from the 4th to13th August.

The former decathlete, in his first full season in the event, left American Olympic champion Kerron Clement trailing in his wake as he led from the gun and crossed the line with wide-eyed shock written across his face.

On a dramatic evening, Bahamian Shaunae Miller-Uibo fell apart in the final 10 strides to go from first to fourth and let American Phyllis Francis chase through late for 400m gold, 19-year-old Salwa Eid Naser grabbing silver for Bahrain ahead of American multiple world and Olympic champion Allyson Felix.


Par: Patrick Hangue


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