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Turkey's Akcam wins hurdles gold after Swedish runner disqualified

Berke Akcam gets top spot at World Athletics U20 Championships as Sweden's Edlund penalized for 'trail leg infringement'

Can Erozden   | 22.08.2021
Turkey's Akcam wins hurdles gold after Swedish runner disqualified

ANKARA

Turkish sprinter Berke Akcam claimed gold in the men’s 400-meter hurdles at the World Athletics U20 Championships in Kenya’s capital Nairobi on Sunday.

Akcam finished the race in second place with a time of 49.38 seconds, but was bumped up to first spot after the initial winner, Sweden’s Oskar Edlund, was disqualified.

Edlund, who finished in 49.20 seconds, was “disqualified because of a trail leg infringement,” World Athletics announced on Twitter.

Denis Novoseltsev took silver with a time of 49.62 seconds and Jamaica's Devontie Archer won bronze with a run of 49.78 seconds.​​​​​​​

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