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McMaster misses out on World Champs medal | Now ranked 4th fastest in the world this year

McMaster (AFP photo)

Local athletic sensation Kyron McMaster has ended his 2019 World Championship campaign by just missing out on a podium finish in the final of the men’s 400-metre hurdles on Monday, September 30.

Running out of lane two, McMaster looked likely to finish third but was edged out at the finishing line by Qatar’s Abderrahman Samba.

McMaster finished fourth in a season’s best time of 48.10 seconds while Samba finished in a time of 48.03 seconds.

Defending champion Karsten Warholm from Norway won the race in 47.42 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher, Rai Benjamin of the United States. Both Warholm and Benjamin were ranked first and second in the world going into the race.

McMaster’s finishing time makes him the fourth fastest 400-metre hurdler in the world for 2019.

McMaster had a controversial semi-final race on Saturday, September 28, which saw him being disqualified after finishing third due to a hurdle violation. The decision was later overturned following a successful appeal which saw McMaster advancing to the final.

All focus will now be placed on the two remaining British Virgin Islands athletes at the games — Eldred Henry (Shot Put) and Chantel Malone (Long Jump) who will compete on October 3 and 5, respectively.

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  1. LoveMyBVI says:

    Kyron Thanks for doing your best. This was not your time BUT YOU ARE STILL OUR HERO!!! We thank God for you and Love you Much!!!

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  2. fan says:

    Kyron . We are routing for you. it will be well at the Olympics. Save what you got for then. We know you will bring home an Olympic medal.

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  3. So true says:

    He is going to bounce back. We still love and support you Kyron. Much Love.

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  4. Off track. says:

    It got a Vincy jam October 27 deh. Somebody anybody send a spy to videotape all the vincy man then so women keep from them cutlass poison wheeling self.

    Kyron was so maxing keep up good sportmansship.

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  5. Truth b told says:

    Great job today Kyron!!! You ran with heart..like the true champion you are. Keep your head on. To stay on top you must remain focus, consistent, and determine. Next stop Olympics. Thank you for representing and competing as you did today foe the BVI.

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  6. Wow says:

    Wow forth fastest in the world!!!!!! You rep the BVI at your best and WE are proud of you.

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  7. Jah Guide says:

    Keep pressing on soldier, we got you!!!Ranked 4th fastest in the WORLD! Nuff respect.

  8. Laura says:

    So so proud of you Kyron! You ran against some fast guys, and did an awesome job! 4th in the world is awesome..focus now on Tokyo, aim high and stay humble!! We love you:)

  9. Height of the game says:

    If the race was 399m Kyron would have bronze – maybe the last metre was a warm up for the entire nation as my heart may have stopped completely!! So very very proud. Congratulations on your world leading run.

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