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Parchment takes silver in 110m hurdles, McLeod ends sixth

Published:Friday | August 28, 2015 | 8:37 AM
The Racer’s track club athlete has now added a World Championship medal to his Olympic bronze medal .

Hansle Parchment, delivered Jamaica’s eighth medal  at the IAAF World Championship when he won silver in the 110m hurdles.

Recovering fast from his usual sluggish start, Parchment finished like a train on the tracks to run a season best 13.03 behind Russian Sergey Shubenkov who won the event in a national record of 12.98 seconds.

The Racer’s track club athlete has now added a World Championship medal to his Olympic bronze medal .

"I'm happy for this medal but not so much about the performance. I think I can still do a lot better at the start," he told The Gleaner's Andre Lowe.

In a final that was a sprint from start  to finish, National Champion Omar McLeod hit some of the barriers in his lane and finished sixth in a time of 13.18.

Parchment is the first Jamaican to win a silver medal in the 110m hurdles.