Historic: Omar McLeod Wins Gold In 110m Hurdles World Championship

August 7, 2017

[Sharingbuttons]110m Olympic Champion, Omar McLeod, has made history as the first Jamaican to win gold in the Men’s 110m hurdles at the World Championships.

McLeod is also the first Jamaican to hold both the 110m Hurdles World and Olympic title simultaneously. He clocked 13.04 to beat the world record holder Aries MERRITT and the Olympic silver medallist Orlando ORTEGA.


He is the second man in HISTORY to win the 110m Olympic and World GOLD back to back. American Allen Johnson was the first to do so in 1997, an Olympic champion who followed up with a world title in the following season.

He clocked a world-leading time, new personal best, and the fifth fastest time [12.90] in 110m Hurdles’ history all in one race at the Jamaica National Senior Trials in Kingston last month.


Hansle Parchment, who won silver for Jamaica at the 2015 World Championships, finished last.


Made in Jamaica 🇯🇲 Yardhype.com website Since 2012 © YARDHYPE 2011-24