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Gay in double range; Clement takes 400m Hurdles

28 August 2007

Kerron Clement (Image of Sport) Kerron Clement (Image of Sport)
Some champions make the toughest challenge look easy. Count American Tyson Gay and Russian Yelena Isinbayeva among them.

Gay advanced his goal of a sprint double Tuesday by running with such power in the second-round heat of the 200 meters that he had time to look back at the opposition coming off the bend.

He still finished in 20.08 seconds, by far the best time of the day ahead of Jamaican Usain Bolt. Gay’s main rival, teammate Wallace Spearman, also advanced.

Isinbayeva defended her pole vault title at the world championships, needing only three attempts to secure the gold medal. She easily cleared 15 feet, 3 inches when she entered the competition, then rejoined at 15-9. She missed at her first attempt but regained first place with her next, perfectly executed vault.

Isinbayeva, who was attempting a world record, has not improved the world mark since the 16-5 1/4 leap at the 2005 world championships in Helsinki. Katerina Badurova of the Czech Republic was second at 15-7.

Gay found the going tough after the hyped 100 clash with Powell, which he won over the weekend.

“Just physically and mentally it drained a lot out of me. I am just trying to refocus,” Gay said, adding his left knee was bothering him.

Gay ran the second fastest 200 ever earlier this season, and combined with the confidence boost the 100 title gives him, he is an overwhelming favorite for a second gold.

And if the U.S. team is in shape for the weekend sprint relay, he could end up with a triple gold-medal haul.

Clement takes 400m Hurdles

On Tuesday, it came down to Kerron Clement to keep the United States atop the medal standings, denying veteran Felix Sanchez of the Dominican Republic a third world title in the 400-meter hurdles.

“I messed up on a few hurdles, but I hung on,” Clement said.

He won in 47.61 seconds, followed by Sanchez in 48.01 and Poland’s Marek Plawgo in 48.12.

Sanchez got off to a fast start but was caught at the top of the back straightaway by Clement, whose physical strength helped him overcome fatigue over the last two hurdles.

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