Tokyo: Steven Gardiner added the Olympic gold medal to the world title in the one-lap sprint event. Colombia’s Anthony Zambrano won silver with former champion Kirani James of Grenada taking bronze.
Reigning world champion Steven Gardiner added the Olympic title to his growing list of accolades winning the men’s 400m gold medal in a time of 43.85 seconds at the Tokyo National Stadium.
The 25-year-old Gardiner had to work hard for his maiden Olympic title against a quality field that included former champion Kirani James and rising U.S. star Michael Norman.
Colombia’s Jose Zambrano finished second in 44.08 for the silver medal, with James adding the full set over three Olympics bagging bronze in 44.19.