Dai Greene wins 400m gold for England in World Championships

The England supporters in Daegu were waving their flags wildly on Thursday afternoon after Dai Greene claimed a gold medal in the 400m, with the athlete running the perfect race to land the first gold for Great Britain since the World Championships began. Greene was some way behind Javier Culson coming off the final bend, although the Brit rallied in…

The England supporters in Daegu were waving their flags wildly on Thursday afternoon after Dai Greene claimed a gold medal in the 400m, with the athlete running the perfect race to land the first gold for Great Britain since the World Championships began.

Greene was some way behind Javier Culson coming off the final bend, although the Brit rallied in the final stretches of the race to overhaul the Puerto Rican and earn his place on the top of the podium.

The 25-year-old told Channel 4: “I’ve been working so hard for this for a number of years. I’ve had some lows but I always believed I could get it.

“I’m so pleased – it’s not settled in yet to be honest.

“I was a little bit disappointed that I was off the pace going into the last hurdle.

“I thought ‘I’m not letting this go. No-one else is getting this – it’s mine’.”

Meanwhile, Greene wasn’t the only Brit celebrating, with Hannah England surprising many people by clinching silver in the women’s 1500m and again it was a strong finish from England that earned Britain an unexpected medal!

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