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World 110m hurdles bronze medallist Orlando Ortega of Spain has commented publicly on the situation with Jamaica’s Omar McLeod.

Ortega, impeded by Mcleod in the final of the men’s 110m hurdles at the 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, was given a share of the medal after an appeal.

Ortega, who was third at the time of McLeod interference, was awarded a share of the bronze medal after two appeals by his Spanish federation.

“I feel upset,” said Ortega. The former Cuban athlete said he is more upset “because he (McLeod) says nothing face to face to me, and of course, I feel really sad this moment.”

McLeod did, however, issued a public apology to Ortega on the same night of the race. “I am very disheartened for Ortega,” said McLeod, who added, “if I could take that back, I would.”

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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