Thursday 12 December, 2019

DOHA 2019: Demish Gaye finishes fourth in 400m final

Steven Gardiner of Bahamas, centre, wins the gold medal in the men's 400m final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. The Jamaican pair Demish Gaye (third from left) and Akeem Bloomfield  (fourth from left) came home fourth and eighth. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek).

Steven Gardiner of Bahamas, centre, wins the gold medal in the men's 400m final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. The Jamaican pair Demish Gaye (third from left) and Akeem Bloomfield (fourth from left) came home fourth and eighth. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek).

Jamaican champion Demish Gaye clocked a new lifetime best 44.46 seconds for a fourth-place finish in the men's 400m at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar on Friday.

Gaye's teammate Akeem Bloomfield could only manage eighth in 45.36.

Steven Gardiner, the silver medalist in 2017, won the gold medal. The Bahamian clocked 43.48 seconds.

Anthony Zambrano of Colombia claimed silver for his first world medal, leaving Fred Kerley of the United States to settle for bronze.

Top-rated American Michael Norman failed to advance from the semifinals.

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