Jamaican hurdler, Omar Mcleod, has dedicated his world title at the ongoing 2017 IAAF World Championship in London to compatriot, Usain Bolt.
Bolt, who’s expected to retire from track and field after the London meet, was failed to defend his world title as he was defeated days ago by American, Justin Gatlin, who won gold in a time of 9.92seconds.
Following the disappointment of Bolt failing to end his career on a high, Mcleod defeated all comers to claim the 110m hurdles gold.
The 23-year-old Olympic champion clocked 13.04seconds to win gold, and thereafter dedicated his win to his illustrious fellow Jamaican, Bolt.
I dedicate this win to Usain Bolt’s retirement,” he said. “I really wanted to come here and keep the Jamaica[n] flag high. We lost Usain’s name, but he is still legendary.
Defending champion, Sergey Shubenkov, competing in London under a neutral banner, following a ban on Russia, claimed silver in a time of 13.14secs, ahead of Balazs Baji of Hungary, who clocked 13.28.
Five years after taking Olympic gold here, world record holder Aries Merritt – back to something like his best after having a kidney transplant at the end of 2015 – finished fifth in 13.31, as per the iaaf.org.