Kemar Mowatt rebounds from injury to win 400m hurdles title

By June 21, 2019

Kemar Mowatt won Jamaica’s 400m hurdles men title at the national stadium in Kingston on Friday night and immediately jumped into the air and shouted: “Thank God.”

His winning time of 48.70m means he books a ticket to the IAAF World Championships in September. Romel Lewis (49.46) and Jaheel Hyde, the 2017 champion (49.57) were second and third, respectively.

“For the last couple of months I have had injuries so I wasn’t able to practice, so I only had four good weeks of practice, so it was all God,” he said while explaining his post-race celebration.

He said he will use the time between now and the World Championships to get himself into better shape.

“I am sure I will have some Diamond League races, I’d prefer those leading into Doha,” he said, revealing that he feels like he is still in background training.

He said that his days competing in NCAA track and field for the Arkansas Razorbacks helped him win the title.

“It built my confidence. It’s something I am used to so the challenge of the other guys doesn’t really phase me.”

 

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