Antonio Watson brought his top game to Budapest by capturing his maiden World title in the men’s 400m final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships.
There was no stopping of the 21-year-old, Jamaican star athlete who produced a massive personal best 44.14s in the semi-finals on Tuesday, ran a measured first 300m before producing a magnificent final 100m to blaze past Great Britain’s Matthew Hudson-Smith who was second in 44.31s.
American Quincy Hall ran a personal best 44.37s to take bronze.
2011 World Champion Kirani James ran 44.52 for fifth while Sean Bailey ran 44.96s for sixth.
Watson’s gold medal is the second in the World Championships by a Jamaican with the first coming 40 years ago when Bert Cameron took gold in Helsinki.
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