Jamaica’s Omar McLeod has recently received the world 110 meters hurdles title adding to his Olympic crown in London.
McLeod, 23, led from start to finish to take the title in 13.04 seconds from defending champion Sergey Shubenkov with Balazs Baji of Hungary taking a surprise bronze.
“It’s crazy, it’s my moment,” said McLeod.
McLeod provided Jamaica with a much-needed boost after both superstar Usain Bolt and women’s double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson failed to bring home gold in the 100m.
“I really wanted to come out here and keep the Jamaican flag high,” said McLeod. “Usain Bolt, he’s still legendary, this is for you!”
McLeod dominated the race leaving the others to fight it out for the minor medals with Merritt in contention until the final hurdle.