Rasheed Broadbell wins Commonwealth gold in sprint hurdles
Rasheed Broadbell of Jamaica celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men's 110 meters hurdles final during the athletics competition in the Alexander Stadium at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Thursday, August 4, 2022. (Photo: AP)

Jamaica’s Rasheed Broadbell clocked a personal best and equalled a 22-year-old championship record to capture gold in the 110m hurdles at the Commonwealth Games inside the Alexander Stadium, in Birmingham, on Thursday.

Broadbell got out of the blocks fast and led throughout the race before crossing the finish line first in 13:08 seconds, equaling the Commonwealth Games record set by Colin Jackson in 1990.

Shane Brathwaite of Barbados was second in 13.30 while England’s Andrew Pozzi was third in 13.37. ‘

Jamaica’s Orlando Bennett finished fifth in the race while the other Jamaican scheduled to compete, Olympic champion and gold medal favourite Hansle Parchment pulled out before the race.

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