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Brathwaite sixth at Worlds

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Shane Brathwaite finished sixth in the men’s 110 metres hurdles at the IAAF World Championships, bringing Barbados’ participation in Doha, Qatar to an end.

Brathwaite, who reached the final after the team lodged a protest, needed a personal best performance to reach the podium, and his final time of 13.61 seconds would not do it.

He did not have a good start and could not make it up between the hurdles unlike the three medallists who had the slowest reaction times.

NCAA champion Grant Holloway of the United States is the new world champion with a time of 13.10 seconds. Former world champion Gregory Shubenkov of Russia was second with 13.15 and France’s Pascal Martinot-Lagarde took the bronze with 13.18.

Jamaica’s Olympic champion Omar McLeod had a gold medal in his hands, but began drifting closer to Spain’s Orlando Ortega. He struck several barriers, fell and was disqualified.

Brathwaite, the Pan Am Games gold medallist, was the lone Barbadian to reach a final. Sada Williams advanced to the semi-finals of the women’s 400 metres and both Mario Burke and Tia-Adana Belle bowed out in the first round of the 100 metres and 400m hurdles, respectively. (SAT)

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