Gardiner hits form ahead of World Championships

By September 14, 2019
Steven Gardiner Steven Gardiner

With financial issues looming large for the Bahamas, there is one man who promises to bring some light to the islands.

In the wake of the ravages of Hurricane Dorian, the Bahamas athletics programme has taken a massive hit, with the sports minister decimating the country’s budget to take a team to the World Championships.

As it stands, the team will have to make do with US$25,000 and that may mean Steven Gardiner and Shaunae Miller, the countries 400-metre hopefuls, are the only ones who might be making it to the IAAF World Athletics Championships.

Miller has been in spanking form this season, going unbeaten over both the 400 and 200 metres throughout, but now Gardiner seems ready to make the country proud with his exploits too.

At the weekend, the lanky one-lap man, crossed the tape at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial 2019 in Chorzow in a nippy 44.12 seconds.

Gardiner seems to like running in Chorzow, having set the meet record a year ago at the same meet, running 44.43 seconds.

This time around, Gardiner’s performance was dominant, winning the event by nearly two seconds, with the next-placed athlete, Yousif Rabah of Great Britain, only managing 46.02 seconds.

The United States’ Tyrell Richards was third in a disappointing 46.27.

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