The Jamaican duo of Ronald Levy and Hansle Parchment claimed silver gold respectively in the final of the men’s 110m hurdles at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games on Tuesday.
The 25-year-old Levy claimed the first international title of his career after crossing the line in 13.19, while Parchment, who had finished ahead of Levy in preliminary rounds was just behind in 13.22 on this occasion.
The 2015 World Championship silver medalist had registered the second fastest time of the round heading into the final and improved upon it for the medal decider. Levy, however, proved just a step ahead of the rest of the pack. The home crowd had something to cheer about when local Nicholas Hough clocked a personal best time of 13.38 to claim the bronze medal.
Two other Caribbean athletes in the race Barbados’ Shane Brathwaite and Jamaican youngster De’Jour Russell had less success on the occasion. Brathwaite, the 2015 Pan Am Games bronze medallist was 6th with a time of 13.53, while Russell got things all wrong after finishing last in 13.92.