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Merritt wins Olympic 400 gold in upset

Merritt wins Olympic 400 gold in upset

LaShawn Merritt has upset defending champion Jeremy Wariner to lead a U.S. sweep of the medals in the 400 meters at the Olympics.
Merritt pulled away down the stretch Thursday to win in 43.75 seconds _ nearly a full second ahead of silver medalist Wariner, who finished in 44.74.
The third American in the final, David Neville, did a head-first dive across the finish line and wound up with the bronze in 44.80.


Updated : 2021-01-17 14:35 GMT+08:00