Canadian Brown bounces back from bouldering accident to clinch berth in World 200m semifinals
Barshim – who asked if he and Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi could share gold at the Tokyo Olympics, rather than continuing a play-off, one of the highlights of the Games – took a shot at 2.42, but failed. That would have been a championship record.
Woo Sanghyeok of South Korea took silver with a jump of 2.35 while Andriy Protsenko of Ukraine took bronze (2.33). Tamberi finished fourth
Earlier in the evening, Canadian Aaron Brown overcame a mishap with his starting blocks on Monday to clinch a spot in the 200-metre semifinals.
The 30-year-old Torontonian finished second in his heat in 20.60 seconds to automatically qualify for the semifinals.
Brown’s start to the round was called back after his starting blocks slipped, shooting back as he fell forward.
“It was good,” said Brown, who finished eighth in the 100 on Saturday. “I ran at about 70% (effort), just because after the first time I slipped off the blocks I felt a little cramp in my quad.
“I didn’t want to take any risks. I just wanted to be conservative and do what I had to do to get by.
Jerome Blake of Burnaby, BC, finished third in his heat clocking 20.30 to advance to Tuesday’s semifinals. The final is Thursday.
The 200 field is missing Canadian Olympic champion Andre De Grasse, who withdrew after saying he was still not 100% healthy after contracting COVID-19 about a month ago. De Grasse was eliminated in the 100m semi-final on Saturday.
Defending world champion Noah Lyles of the US, was the fastest qualifier at 19.98.
This report from The Canadian Press was first published on July 18, 2022.
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