Felix Sanchez left out to dry by Jehue Gordon in 400m hurdles at world athletics

Cuban Omar Cisneros beat Sanchez for fourth spot for a sorry end to the world champs for the Dominican Republic star, who turns 36 at the end of August.

updated: August 16, 2013 09:43 IST
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Moscow: Unheralded Jehue Gordon of Trinidad and Tobago ruined two-time Olympic champion Felix Sanchez's bid to nail a history-making third world title in the 400 metres hurdles on Thursday.

Gordon, sixth in the London Olympics and fourth in the 2009 worlds in Berlin, came from nowhere to snatch gold in 47.69sec, with American Olympic silver medallist Michael Tinsley taking silver at just one-hundredth of a second.

The battle for the third spot on the podium was tight, but went the way of Serbia's Emir Bekric, the European silver medallist, for a first-ever world medal for his country.

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