Monday 21 September, 2020

DOHA 2019: Omar McLeod falls as Grant Holloway wins 110 hurdles

Grant Holloway, of the United States celebrates as he wins the gold medal in the men's 110m hurdles final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.  At center is Orlando Ortega, of Spain and at right is Omar McLeod, of Jamaica who fell. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek).

Grant Holloway, of the United States celebrates as he wins the gold medal in the men's 110m hurdles final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. At center is Orlando Ortega, of Spain and at right is Omar McLeod, of Jamaica who fell. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek).

Olympic and 2017 world champion Omar McLeod crashed to the turn and failed to defend his 110m hurdles title as Grant Holloway of the United States won the gold at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

Holloway slowed toward the end but held on to win in 13.10 seconds, 0.05 faster than 2015 champion Sergey Shubenkov, a Russian competing as a neutral athlete. Pascal Martinot-Lagarde was third for France in 13.18.

After crossing the finish line, Holloway kept running around the turn in celebration before collapsing onto the back straight. He followed up with the “chomp” gesture of the University of Florida Gators.

McLeod clipped two hurdles and veered into the wrong lane, colliding with Spain’s Orlando Ortega, who shoved the Jamaican and signaled his frustration after crossing the line fifth.

 

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