Matt Hudson-Smith takes bronze in the 400m at World Championships

Matt Hudson-Smith’s brave run earned him a bronze in the 400m at the World Championships.

The European champions stayed 44.66 seconds behind USA’s Michael Norman and Kirani James of Grenada, who took silver in Eugene.

Hudson-Smith fended off a challenge from USA Champion Allison in the final 50m to cling to a podium spot.

It is Britain’s fourth medal in America after Laura Muir won bronze in the 1500m, Dina Asher-Smith won bronze in the 200m and Jake Wightman’s stunning gold in the 1500m.

The European champion finished 44.66 seconds behind the American Michael Norman Kirani James from Grenada (Ashley Landis/AP).


Hudson-Smith announced ahead of the Championships that he was ready to give up athletics in 2014 and had applied for the Army while working at Asda.

The 27-year-old from Wolverhampton had broken the 25-year-old British record set by Iwan Thomas at Hayward Field in May when he ran 44.35 seconds.

At the same track in Oregon on Friday, he couldn’t beat his time, Norman ran 44.29 seconds and James 44.48 seconds. Matt Hudson-Smith takes bronze in the 400m at World Championships

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