Omar McLeod Wins First Gold Medal For Jamaica At World Championships
Jamaica finally has a gold medal at the 2017 IAAF World Championships being held in London.
The gold medal came courtesy of Omar McLeod who won the 110-metre hurdles.
McLeod clocked 13.04 to beat the world record holder Aries Merritt and the Olympic silver medallist Orlando Ortega.
The historic win means that McLeod is the first Jamaican to win gold in the Men’s 110m hurdles at the World Championships.
He is also the first Jamaican to hold the 110m Hurdles World and Olympic title simultaneously. Last year McLeod earned Jamaica its first gold medal at an Olympic games in the 110 meter hurdles.
In 2016, he became the first person in history to complete the 110 m hurdles in under 13 seconds and also break the 10-second barrier in the men’s 100m sprint.
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