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Men 400 metre hurdles Final

Men 400 metres hurdles Final
From the gun, it was Jonathan walker of the USA who burst into the lead, clearing the first hurdle two metres ahead of the rest of the field. But at the 200 metre mark Walker stumbled slightly and Amine Alozen of Syria took up the running moving smoothly into the lead and powering through the final bend into the home straight well clear of the rest.

By the time the field reached the final hurdle, Alozen was a good eight metres ahead of Walker and South Africa’s Siphine Mtshali. Mtshali took the hurdle badly leaving the race for second place clear for Walker, who was followed across the line by Japan’s Kenji Narisako.

All three recorded personal best, with 50.25 for Alozen, 51.32 for Walker and 52.09 for Narisako. Alozen's victory was a surprise to the Syrian: "I still can n ot believe that I am the world champion. The race was very hard. I think that this event is the most demanding one.

"I am satisfied with my result, after all it is a personal best. This is the best memory that I will have from Hungary."