Steven Gardiner won Olympic 400m gold

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Steven Gardiner wins Olympic 400m gold to secure the Bahamas’ first medal at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Steven Gardiner, the current long-distance world champion, crossed the line in 43.85 seconds.

Colombia’s Anthony Zambrano took the silver, while 2012 Grenada champion Kirani James took the bronze. Finished the 400m Olympic medal series and finished 2nd in Rio.

Wayde van Niekerk’s world record holder as defensive champion end as the South African, who has been battling injuries for the past five years, finished fifth in the semi-finals on Monday.

during his absence Gardiner created an excellent balanced competition. by holding back while James and Michael The American Norman went out with the most difficult and reap the rewards as he stretched straight home.

“When the gun went off, I stumbled a bit, but I recovered. I kept moving, and with 200 meters I started pushing a little, and with the remaining 100 meters, I gave my best. said Gardiner.

Elsewhere in the absence of world champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson Britain’s injured Nafi Thiam still wears her heptathlon crown.

The Belgian finished with 6791 points, 102 ahead of the Netherlands’ Anouk Vetter. Vetter’s team-mate Emma Oosterwegel took the bronze with 6590 points.

Johnson-Thompson which was built in Tokyo, was plagued by a hamstring injury. Before she injure her other leg in the 200m on Wednesday. She won gold in Doha with a score of 6981 two years ago.

Canada’s Damian Warner became the fourth man in history to break the 9,000-point obstacle after Kevin Mayer, Ashton Eaton and Roman Sebrle as he claimed gold after taking bronze in Rio and at the World Championships at Doha in 2019

France’s Mayer was second with 8726, while Australia’s 21-year-old Ashley Moloney took the bronze.