Jeffery Gibson takes bronze in 400m hurdles in Beijing


Bahamas’ Jeffery Gibson took the bronze medal today at the 15th 1AAF World Championships in Beijing, China. This is the country’s first medal at the Games. Russia’s Denis Kudryavtsev took silver and Kenya’s Nicholas Bett took gold.

“Behind them, The Bahamas’ Jeffrey Gibson completed a podium that would have been barely thinkable before the championships and took third place in a national record of 48.17, his second successive national record after running 48.37 in the sem-finals. Gibson just held off USA’s 2007 and 2009 world champion Kerron Clement, the least favoured of the quartet of American hurdlers ahead of the championships following his injuries in 2014, in a frantic battle for the bronze off the last hurdle.” – article

Photo: Nicholas Bett (L) of Kenya beats Denis Kudryavtsev of Russia (C) to win gold in the Men’s 400 metres hurdles final during day four of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 25, 2015 in China. (Credit: Andy Lyons / Getty Images)

1 679 Nicholas BETT KEN KEN 47.79 WL 0.162
2 870 Denis KUDRYAVTSEV RUS RUS 48.05 NR 0.146
3 202 Jeffery GIBSON BAH BAH 48.17 NR 0.184
4 1005 Kerron CLEMENT USA USA 48.18 SB 0.174
5 705 Boniface Mucheru TUMUTI KEN KEN 48.33 0.164
6 956 Yasmani COPELLO TUR TUR 48.96 0.204
7 794 Patryk DOBEK POL POL 49.14 0.176
8 1063 Michael TINSLEY USA USA 50.02 0.134