JEHUE Gordon won Trinidad and Tobago's first medal at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Russia when he captured gold in the men's 400 metres hurdles.
Gordon ran a patience race over the first 200 metres before changing gears to prevail after a prolonged stretch duel with America's Michael Tinsley, in a world leading time of 47.69 seconds.
The American bagged silver in 47.70, a new personal best, while Serbia's Emir Bekric copped bronze in 48.05, a new national record.
Gordon had a few distinguished hurdlers behind him, notably reigning Olympic champion and two-time world champion Felix Sanchez of the Dominican Republic (5th) and the USA's double world champion Kerron Clement (8th)
His performance can be viewed as him delivering on the potential he displayed when finishing fourth at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, Germany, as a 17-year-old junior athlete.
Full report in tomorrow's Express
1 Jehue GORDON TRI 47.69
2 Michael TINSLEY USA 47.70
3 Emir BEKRIC SRB 48.05
4 Omar CISNEROS CUB 48.12
5 Felix SÁNCHEZ DOM 48.22
6 Javier CULSON PUR 48.38
7 Mamadou Kasse HANNE SEN 48.68
8 Kerron CLEMENT USA 49.08