Kenya’s Boniface Mweresa’s hopes of clinching the country’s first ever world indoors sprints medal faded at the championships in Oregon, Portland, USA on 20th March, Sunday morning.
Mweresa, the Africa 400m silver medalist clocked 46.86 to be placed fifth which was outside the medal bracket.
Czech Republic’s Pavel Maslak clocked 45.44 to become the third man in the history of the World Indoor Championships – and the first one in 10 years – to successfully defend a world indoor 400m title.
The Czech Republic national equaled his countryman Alleyne Francique World Indoor record, who is a two-time winner in 2004 and 2006.
Qatar’s 19-year-old Abdalelah Haroun – – took silver with 45.59 to emerge the youngest ever 400m medallist and finalist in the history of the championships while Trinidad and Tobago’s Deon Lendore overtook the fading world leader Grenada’s Bralon Taplin to clinch bronze in 46.17.
Lendore became only the second man from Trinidad and Tobago to win an individual world indoor medal, 27 years after compatriot Ian Morris took silver, also in the one lap race.