Olympic Games 400m champion Steven Gardiner wins big in Doha 2019, wins at Blazer Invitational
DOHA, QATAR - OCTOBER 04: Steven Gardiner of the Bahamas celebrates winning gold after the Men's 400 metres final during day eight of 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 at Khalifa International Stadium on October 04, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for IAAF)
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Steven Gardiner set a new Bahamian record at a small meeting in Alachua, Florida on Sunday (5 July).

Gardiner, at last week’s B3R Sports Invitational, ran 31.95, falling short of Chris ‘Fireman’ Brown’s national record of 31.91 that he posted in 2007 in Osaka, Japan.

However, the Doha 2019 World 400m champion, put together a better race on Sunday. He ran 31.83 to beat Asa Guevara of Trinidad and Tobago, 32.60 and Quantavious Poole, 33.48.

Gardiner shared on Facebook, “New National Record Today In The 300m.”

“Congrats to Steven Gardiner on his (300m – 31.83 – 1st) a new Bahamian national record,” Gardiner’s On Track Management team tweeted.

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