James Sets CWG Record and Wins Gold

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The 21-year-old reigning Olympic champion, Kirani James of Grenada won the Commonwealth games 400m gold by braking the 16 year old meet record in fully packed Hampden park stadium in Glasgow on Wednesday night.

After the first 200m conservatively running James was somewhere in 3rd position, but the Grenadian superstar saved it for last as he pulled away from the field in the last 80 meters to set a new Commonwealth Games record of 44.25 seconds.

The silver medal took South Africa´s 400m national record holder Wayde van Niekerk cloking 44.68 seconds, while Trinindad´s and Tobago Lalonde Gordon won bronze finishing after 44.78 seconds.

Men´s 400m Final Resulst

Rank Competitor R. Time Result
1 GRN K. JAMES 0.154 44.24 
2 RSA W. van NIEKERK 0.168 44.68 
3 TTO L. GORDON 0.183 44.78 
4 ENG M. ROONEY 0.156 45.15 
5 BAH L. WILLIAMS 0.174 45.63 
6 TTO J. SOLOMON 0.145 45.82 

TTO R. QUOW 0.182 DNF 


Other Tonight´s Final Results

Men's High Jump Final

Men's Long Jump Final 

Women's 3000m Steeplechase Final

Women's Javelin Throw Final 

Women´s Heptathlon 

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