Brathwaite brings Barbados first Pan Am gold

By August 10, 2019
Shane Brathwaite of Barbados is greeted by teammate Greggmar Swift after winning the gold medal in the men's 110m hurdles final during the athletics at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. Shane Brathwaite of Barbados is greeted by teammate Greggmar Swift after winning the gold medal in the men's 110m hurdles final during the athletics at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. AP Photo/Martin Mejia

Barbados’ Shane Brathwaite is the Pan American 110-metre hurdles champion after his exploits on Saturday in Lima, Peru.

Brathwaite, no stranger to big competition, stayed steady at the end of a tight race to get the better of the United States’ Freddie Crittenden III. The two went through the tape together, registering 13.31 and 13.32 seconds.

The American and the Barbadian separated themselves from the field with Brazil’s Eduardo Dos Santos Rodrigue, 13.48, taking him closest.

Another Barbadian, Greggmar Swift, was just short of a place on the podium, finishing in 13.51 for fourth.

The race wasn’t clean and the United States’ Jarret Eaton, as well as Brazil’s Gabriel Oliveira Constantin failed to finish, while Colombia’s Fanor Escobar and Cuba’s Roger Iribarne were disqualified.

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