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'
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.