Sergey Shubenkov wins men’s 110mh
It seems such a simple concept. Produce the most technically accomplished piece of hurdling and win, and that is exactly what Sergey Shubenkov did en route to delivering Russia’s first ever global title in the men’s 110m hurdles.
The man from Siberia, who won world championships bronze on home soil and in front of his family in Moscow two years ago, had looked the most reliable hurdler through the rounds and remained technically solid when it counted most in the final to slice 0.08 from his own national record to strike gold in 12.98.
The fast-finishing Hansle Parchment of Jamaica added world silver to the London 2012 Olympic Games bronze medal he won three years ago, crossing the line in 13.03, finishing 0.01 clear of 2012 Olympic champion and world record holder Aries Merritt, the latter being rewarded with a bronze after enduring a fraught couple of years following a kidney disorder.
However, this was to be the charismatic Shubenkov’s day as the Russian added the world crown to the 2012 and 2014 European titles he has already won.
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