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UPDATE: McMaster takes Bronze @ World U20 C/ships

- breaks National U20 Hurdles record
IAAF World U20 400m Hurdles Bronze medalist, Kyron McMaster (right) at the medal ceremony minutes ago, July 23, 2016. Photo: webtvhd.com
Kyron McMaster, seen here speaking to journalists after taking bronze in the Men's 400m Hurdles Final at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Poland. Photo: webtvhd.com
Kyron McMaster, seen here speaking to journalists after taking bronze in the Men's 400m Hurdles Final at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Poland. Photo: webtvhd.com
McMaster finishes third in the Men's 400m Hurdles Final. Photo: webtvhd.com
McMaster finishes third in the Men's 400m Hurdles Final. Photo: webtvhd.com
Results of the men's 400m Hurdles Final. Photo: webtvhd.com
Results of the men's 400m Hurdles Final. Photo: webtvhd.com
Kyron McMaster (centre) has qualified for the final of the Men's 400m Hurdles at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Poland. Photo: watchathletics.com
Kyron McMaster (centre) has qualified for the final of the Men's 400m Hurdles at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Poland. Photo: watchathletics.com
The starting line-up for the Men's 400m Hurdles Final today, July 23, 2016. Photo: watchathletics.com
The starting line-up for the Men's 400m Hurdles Final today, July 23, 2016. Photo: watchathletics.com
McMaster overcame a near fall in his semi-final to comfortably win his heat and booked his place in the final. Photo: watchathletics.com
McMaster overcame a near fall in his semi-final to comfortably win his heat and booked his place in the final. Photo: watchathletics.com
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Always looking promising for a podium finish in his heat races, Virgin Islands’ hurdler Kyron McMaster did not disappoint as he trumped up a national record to take Bronze at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland moments ago, July 23, 2016.

McMaster clocked 49.56 to finish behind defending champion Jaheel Hyde of Jamaica (49.03) and Taylor McLaughlin of the USA (49.45) in the Men’s 400m Hurdles final.

McLaughlin had to come up with a personal best run to hold off the spirited challenge of McMaster.

Mikael de Jesus of Brazil was fourth in a time of 50.06 while Tatsuhiro Yamamoto of Japan was fifth, clocking 50.99.

McMaster had comfortably won his semi-final in 50.49 seconds.

See previous article published July 23, 2016

McMaster cruises into 400m Hurdles Final @ U20 World C/ships

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islands’ athlete Kyron McMaster gave himself a good chance for a podium finish at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland when he won his 400m Hurdles semi-final yesterday, July 22, 2016.

McMaster held his form well, although he could have easily suffered a fall after hitting one of his hurdles, to comfortably win his semi-final in 50.49 seconds, the third fastest time for the three semi-finals.

Second was Debin Gong of China in 51.25 while third was Timor Barrett of Jamaica in 51.38.

One of the television commentators noted the ease at which McMaster ran and said with a little more “sharpening” he could be an athlete of note in the future.

Only defending champion Jaheel Hyde of Jamaica (49.77) and Taylor McLaughlin of the USA (50.25) ran faster than McMaster in the semi-finals.

The final takes place today, July 23, 2016 at 1:15 P.M. (VI time) and McMaster will be in lane 7.

Meanwhile, Lakeisha ‘Mimi’ Warner qualified for the semi-finals of the Women’s 400m Hurdles but crashed out in the semis after hitting the first hurdle and falling.

18 Responses to “UPDATE: McMaster takes Bronze @ World U20 C/ships”

  • rattie (23/07/2016, 08:50) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    go bouy
    • the rock (24/07/2016, 09:06) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      congrats young man, but take my simple advise--take up the 100m and the 200m, your built suites those event more, in otherwise u are to tall, hurdles are for shorter athletes, they have way more success at it, u have the built of an Osain Bolt, u will just have to get stronger, again congratulation on your achievement!
  • beat jamaica! (23/07/2016, 09:58) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    wow that was a blow out!
  • .... (23/07/2016, 11:22) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    It's not very often that you see a picture with Jamaica and Barbados struggling to keep up with the VI.....
    • Really? (23/07/2016, 17:37) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      Jamaica won so how were they struggling to keep up with the BVI? Congrats Kyron. good job
      • ignorant arse (24/07/2016, 00:08) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        in the 1st heat @$$#*!&
      • ..... (24/07/2016, 09:08) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        Some of you all just don't read messon. There is a picture right there on your screen below the article where he ran against a Jamaican and a Bajan in the semifinals. Good god!!! You people are so dense it isn't funny.
    • ..... (24/07/2016, 09:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Also, my comment was made before the results of the finals were published. As you would see, IF YOU WERE READING, the article was updated.
  • Bunny (23/07/2016, 13:17) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    congrats
  • me (23/07/2016, 14:10) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    Big news for the VI. I meant the British Virgin Islands. Congrats Kyron McMaster you have placed us with the big islands.
    • @wow (23/07/2016, 17:46) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      You're correct when you say the "VI". The official name of the so called BVI is the "Virgin Islands".
  • Nice (23/07/2016, 14:54) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yayyy Kyron!
  • foxy (23/07/2016, 14:56) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Bvi jamin
  • Well (23/07/2016, 16:18) Like (0) Dislike (6) Reply
    Next time i want goal boss
    • @Well (23/07/2016, 18:27) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      You should probably get the "goal" yourself.
    • Wrong Sport Boss (24/07/2016, 09:16) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Goals are in Soccer. If you want Gold, I think this kid will get there soon enough..
  • vi (23/07/2016, 21:03) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulation! Great job! Keep making us proud.
  • Proud! (27/07/2016, 14:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Go Ky, we are so proud of you and the other athletes! Guys keep working hard towards your goals, it may not be easy but then anything easy is never worth it. So keep up the good work! #teamBVI #proud #BVIpride


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