Turkish sprinter wins silver at World Athletics Championships

Turkish sprinter wins silver at World Athletics Championships

ISTANBUL - Anadolu Agency
Turkish sprinter wins silver at World Athletics Championships

Yasmani Copello Escobar of Turkey won silver in the men’s 400 meter hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in London on Aug. 9, giving his country its first medal at this year’s competition.        

Escobar finished in a time of 48.49 seconds, behind Norway’s Karsten Warholm who took gold in 48.35 seconds.        

The U.S.’s Olympic champion Kerron Clement settled for bronze in the event.        

Escobar, originally from Cuba, won the bronze at the Rio Olympics and gold at the European Championships. 

Turkey sent a record 27 athletes to the 10-day competition that began Aug. 4.