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Tokyo Olympics: McMaster 4th in fastest ever 400m Hurdles race

- Malone 12th in Women's Long Jump Final
In one of the greatest 400m Hurdles race in history that saw the World Record broken, Virgin Islands track superstar Kyron A. McMaster clocked a Personal Best effort and National Record to place fourth in the highly anticipated final at the Olympic Games in Tokyo on August 2, 2021 (VI time). Photo: Eurosport2/File
Chantel E. Malone finished 12th in the Women's Long Jump Final. Photo: BVIAA/ Facebook
Chantel E. Malone finished 12th in the Women's Long Jump Final. Photo: BVIAA/ Facebook
Kyron A. McMaster clocked a Personal Best and National Record 47.08 (previous was 47.50) but was just edged out of the bronze medal position by Brazilian Alison Dos Santos (46.72). Photo: Olympics.com
Kyron A. McMaster clocked a Personal Best and National Record 47.08 (previous was 47.50) but was just edged out of the bronze medal position by Brazilian Alison Dos Santos (46.72). Photo: Olympics.com
TOKYO, Japan- In one of the greatest 400m Hurdles race in history, one that saw the World Record broken, Virgin Islands track superstar Kyron A. McMaster clocked a Personal Best effort and National Record to place fourth in the highly anticipated final at the Olympic Games in Tokyo on August 2, 2021 (VI time).

McMaster clocked 47.08 (previous best was 47.50) and was just edged out of the bronze medal position by Brazilian Alison Dos Santos (46.72).

The race saw the World Record being broken by Karsten Warhom of Norway. Warholm ran his usual aggressive race to cross the finish line in 45.94, breaking his own World Record of 46.70 set on July 1, 2021, in Oslo.

American Rai Benjamin had to settle for second in 46.17, the second fastest time in history.

The race saw 3 of the 4 fastest 400m Hurdles times ever in history.

McMaster, the Gold Coast Commonwealth Champion, has walked away with a PB and the distinction of the best ever Olympic result for the Virgin Islands.

Malone 12th in Women's Long Jump Final

Earlier, Chantel E. Malone finished 12th in the Women's Long Jump Final.

The Virgin Islander was way off her best as she was only able to register a best jump of 6.50m.

Malone's Personal Best is 7.08m, which she achieved in March 2021.

The gold medal was won by Malaika Mihambo of Germany. Mihambo registered a best jump of 7.00m in her last attempt in the final round of 8.

The silver medal went to Brittney Reese (6.97m) of the USA while Ese Brume (6.07+04) of Nigeria took bronze.

McMaster and Malone are the only ever Olympic finalists from the Virgin Islands.

20 Responses to “Tokyo Olympics: McMaster 4th in fastest ever 400m Hurdles race”

  • Guy Hill Oly LA84' (03/08/2021, 00:45) Like (21) Dislike (1) Reply
    Congratulations to Kyron and Chantel. Always continue to do and be your very best. Guidance forever.
  • Eagle Eye (03/08/2021, 00:57) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    Crying
  • Proud Garrotte (03/08/2021, 00:58) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    So incredibly proud of these two BVIslanders and celebrate a great day for the BVI and the Caribbean! Happy for them and their families.
  • the rock (03/08/2021, 01:06) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations are in order for our 3 athletes, now its young Adeajah Hodge to finish the job and bring home the medals at the next senior olympic as she dominated the junior US Olympics just the other day for the 3rd time I think, BVI we are good!
  • Proud (03/08/2021, 01:15) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Way to go Kyron, Chantel and Elinah. We are all proud of you!
  • Help (03/08/2021, 01:45) Like (9) Dislike (16) Reply
    Sorry to say it but Malone through away that GOLD
  • Proud (03/08/2021, 03:14) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Personal best in the finals. You did your job Kyron. Great respect to both of you for the wonderful performance and setting an excellent example for young athletes.
  • Good. But can do Better. (03/08/2021, 06:54) Like (16) Dislike (12) Reply
    When I watch him, he is very Timid.. Too cautious,,As a result his running lacking real aggression.... I said it earlier, unless he eliminate the timidness and Go aggressively for the Kill and what happen happen, he will not place...U can see he got more in him, he is a natiral, he can do better....He has to fix his mental approach.
    • Tokyo Joe (03/08/2021, 07:24) Like (10) Dislike (10) Reply
      Given that Warholm and Benjamin are likely to go down as two of the greatest hurdlers in history there is no shame at all Kyron's performance. It is very easy to 'coach' and criticise when you are hidden behind a keyboard although maybe with your apparent knowledge, you can convince the BVI to make you a coach and we can see you put your money where your mouth is.
      • the rock (03/08/2021, 22:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        You are a fool Tokoyo Joe, sometimes common sense is all you need!
    • the rock (03/08/2021, 21:59) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
      You are 100% right I saw the same thing, that American ain't far off from Kyron either, Warhom does get out the blocks like a crazy man by the time the others catcher up.to him he is well rested, on another note, young philipps has to work on her arms rotation, her arm stride is way to wide, at this time she swims off of pure strenght!
  • pat (03/08/2021, 07:04) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Bvi is the winner
  • E. Leonard (03/08/2021, 07:35) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Kyron and Chantel, congratulations on your historic achievement; proud of you. The annals of history will be kind to you for your Herculean effort in etching the VI, a tiny dot in the Caribbean Sea with an estimated 30000 population, in the consciousness iof the rest of the world.

    Every worthwhile journey starts with a bold first step. You have established historic firsts and took memorable, historic first steps for the BVI, being finalists in the 400 metre hurdle and long jump, respectively, in the XXXII Olympiad events in Tokyo, Japan. Challenging and demanding representation extremely well done.

    You have set the example and standard for current and future generations of VI athletes that are very worthy of emulation, demonstrating that the Virgin Is-land—-is the Land of opportunities and possibilities.

    Your commitment, dedication, preparation and hard work are exemplary, points to positive outcomes and is the North Star for VI athletics. You are both hero and heroine so walk with your heads high. Though you and fellow Virgin Islanders may be highly disappointed that you didn’t medal in Tokyo, you are winners. August 02, 2021, was a Red Letter Day for the BVI in track and field. Much BVI love.
  • WOW (03/08/2021, 07:40) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great job to all the athletes. Kyron did especially well. You will get that medal next time around.
  • home grown (03/08/2021, 07:56) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Proud
  • Guest (03/08/2021, 10:31) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Every Olympics we get closer. athletes got is into the olympics, now this set got us to the finals and into swimming. Next olympics we take the medals be patient BVI 3 years we getting there.
  • Rubber Duck (03/08/2021, 13:29) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Brilliant effort of which we can all be proud
  • Reporter (03/08/2021, 14:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Halos to the athletes representing the BVI. You did your best and we are all very proud of you. Special shout-out to Kyron for his remarkable performance. We know that your worth far exceeds $1. and we’re hoping that in addition to the numerous congratulations you will receive that they will consider giving you a piece of the property at Spooners as well. You actually deserve much more than this anyway.


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