Steven Gardiner powers to the 400m title at the IAAF World Championships Doha 2019 (Getty Images) © Copyright
The Bahamian, whose last one-lap defeat when completing a 400m race came when winning world silver at the 2017 World Championships, bided his time before unleashing a devastating burst of speed over the last 150 metres to blow away his rivals and set a national record 43.48.
Behind, Pan American champion Anthony Jose Zambrano lowered his personal best of 44.55 set in the heats to record a South American record of 44.15 for silver.
Fred Kerley, who recorded a time of 43.64 to win the US title in July had to settle for bronze in 44.17.
But this was Gardiner’s day as the Bahamian – a training partner of women’s 400m silver medallist Shaunae Miller-Uibo - stormed to gold. Read more >>