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McMaster wins again! Qualifies for Olympic final

Kyron McMaster in the semi-final of the Tokyo Olympics. (Reuters / Lucy Nicholson)

Kyron McMaster has made the Olympic final of the men’s 400-metre hurdles event.

Running out of lane number seven, McMaster finished his semi-final in first with a time of 48.26 on Sunday morning, August 1 (BVI time).

This makes him the second BVI athlete in the history of the territory to make an Olympic final. The first was Chantel Malone who made her Long Jump final hours earlier.

In the final, McMaster will vie for a podium finish by competing against the event’s world record-holder, Karsten Warholm, as well as the third and fourth fastest 400m hurdlers in the history of the sport — Rai Benjamin and Abderrahman Samba, respectively.

The event is scheduled to take place Monday night, August 2, at 11:20 pm BVI time.

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Historic! Chantel Malone jumps into the Olympic finals

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  1. Fact says:

    What a beautiful specimen of a human.
    Pure Black Gold.Bkessings from above.
    Blessing from the ancestors.
    Congratulations!

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  2. Island man says:

    Well done Kyron. Praying for you.

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  3. Medal2021 says:

    He’s looking more relaxed in his recent races – more experienced and mentally prepared. I have a good feeling about this one

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  4. Common sense says:

    What an incredible achievement from a country of only 30,000 or so population, we should all be so proud of him.

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  5. Ausar says:

    Well done Kyron!

    We want you to bring home that gold so that we can hear our National Territorial Song, Oh Beautiful Virgin Islands, played for the world to hear!

    Congrats, again!

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  6. BVI Future says:

    Congratulation to Mr. McMaster, Ms. Malone and Ms. Phillips. We will continue to pray for your safety well being and success.
    This is very good news coming out of the BVI.

  7. JUST WHAT WE NEED says:

    KYRON A BIG CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU FOR THIS VICTORY ONCE AGAIN WHEN WE NEED IT.

    YOU LIFTED OUR SPIRITS SO BEAUTIFULLY AFTER IRMA AND MARIA NOW AGAIN WHEN MANY SO DEPRESSED, HERE COMES THIS BEAUTIFUL VICTORY.

    BRAVO BRAVO!

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