By NAN Sports Editor
News Americas, RIO, Brazil, Weds. Aug. 17, 2016: By now, many sports fans would know that the men’s 110-m hurdles finals in Rio last night was won by a Jamaican.
But few know that the second and third place finishers last night were also born in the Caribbean – even though they now race for France and Spain.
While Omar McLeod won Jamaica’s first 110m hurdles gold medal and its third gold medal at the Games of the 31st Olympiad in a time of 13.06 seconds on August 17, 2016 and gave all glory to “Jesus,” Dimitri Bascou who runs for France took the silver and Orlando Ortega won the bronze for Spain.
Bascou, 29, was born in the Caribbean island of Martinique but has been competing for France.
Ortega, 25, was born in Cuba but defected during the 2013 World Championships in Moscow and began running for Spain.
All three indeed gave the Caribbean an opportunity to cheer for them at Rio 2016 indeed.