Andrew Riley won his first major title as Jamaica claimed yet another gold. His race was not technically perfect, but he had too much speed for England’s Will Sharman, who repeated his silver medal performance from four years ago in Delhi.
“Even though it wasn’t one of my better races, I got the job done,” said Riley, who clocked 13.32. “I’ve been saying this over the past two years, that we are a country of sprinters and the hurdles is a sprint event and I think we should have more guys wanting to hurdle than just trying the 100 and 200.”
Shane Brathwaite of Barbados won bronze in 13.49 with his namesake Ryan, the 2009 world champion, back in fifth.