Omar Mcleod, of Jamaica, right, falls as Orlando Ortega, of Spain, finishes the the men's 110 meter hurdles final during the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The Latest: Spanish hurdler gets extra bronze on appeal

October 03, 2019 - 11:46 am

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the track and field world championships (all times local):

9: 25 p.m.

There are now two bronze medalists in the men’s 110-meter hurdles.

Spanish hurdler Orlando Ortega will be awarded an extra bronze medal after Jamaican Omar McLeod collided with him during the hurdles final Wednesday.

Ortega had been third when McLeod veered into his lane but finished fifth after the collision.

The championships jury rejected Spain’s first appeal, saying the incident was “not unusual in hurdles events,” but reversed its decision Thursday evening. The statement announcing the ruling didn’t say why the case was heard again or why the decision was changed.

Original third-place finisher Pascal Martinot-Lagarde of France keeps his medal. Grant Holloway won the gold for the United States and Russian neutral athlete Sergey Shubenkov took the silver.

The championships has already awarded a double bronze in men’s hammer when Wojciech Nowicki of Poland won an appeal over the validity of Hungarian Bence Halasz’s throw for third place. Both were given the bronze at the ceremony Thursday after the jury declined to revoke Halasz’s medal.


8:15 p.m.

World record holder and defending champion Kevin Mayer is out of the decathlon.

The French decathlete pulled up with an apparent thigh injury during the pole vault, tears visible on his face.

U.S. national champion Devon Williams is also out of contention for the medals after failing to clear his starting height in the pole vault.

Mayer was leading after the previous event, the discus, from Canadians Damian Warner and Pierce LePage.


8:10 p.m.

Shaunae Miller-Uibo is chasing the gold medal in the women’s 400 meters on day 7 of the world track and field championships Thursday, while her husband Maicel Uibo targets the podium in the decathlon.

Miller-Uibo’s closest challengers in the 400 include Bahrain’s Nigeria-born runner Salwa Eid Naser and the United States duo of Phyllis Francis and Wadeline Jonathas.

The Bahamian wanted to double up in the 400 and 200, but couldn’t because of the championship scheduling.

Her husband, Maicel Uibo, representing Estonia, is in contention for a medal in the decathlon. The heptathlon also ends Thursday, as does the women’s shot put.


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