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Jehue 2nd in Hungary

By \\\\\ Kwame Laurence kwame.laurence@trinidadexpress.com

Trinidad and Tobago track star Jehue Gordon just missed out on gold in the men’s 400 metres hurdles, at the Istvan Gyulai Memorial meet, in Budapest, Hungary, yesterday.

Gordon clocked 49.89 seconds to seize silver, the reigning world champion producing the same time as the winner, Great Britain’s 2011 World Championship gold medallist Dai Greene. The 2013 World Championship bronze medallist, Emir Bekric also bagged bronze yesterday, the Serbian hurdler getting home in 50.04.

The Hungary outing was Gordon’s second in Europe this season. Last Thursday, the 22-year-old athlete finished sixth at the Athletissima IAAF Diamond League meet in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 49.29 seconds--his fastest 2014 run to date.

T&T’s Keston Bledman finished fifth in the Istvan Gyulai Memorial men’s 100m dash in 10.54 seconds.

Evergreen St Kitts and Nevis sprinter, Kim Collins was the class of the field, the 38-year-old winning in 10.31 seconds. The 2003 world champion forced 23-year-old Qatar sprinter Femi Ogunode to settle for the runner-up spot in 10.35. Great Britain’s Harry Aikines-Aryeetey (10.41) and South African Akani Simbini (10.50) were third and fourth, respectively, while sixth spot went to Jamaica’s Michael Frater (10.60).

T&T quartermiler Jarrin Solomon produced a 46.03 seconds run to finish sixth in the men’s 400m. Veteran Chris Brown emerged victorious, the 35-year-old Bahamian completing his lap of the track in 45.21 seconds. Briton Michael Bingham (45.49) finished second, ahead of American Torrin Lawrence (45.65) and South African Wayde van Niekerk (45.71).

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