Kirani James wins silver behind Michael Norman at Oregon22
EUGENE, OREGON - JULY 22: Michael Norman of Team United States and Kirani James of Team Grenada compete in the Men's 400m Final on day eight of the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 at Hayward Field on July 22, 2022 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images for World Athletics)

EUGENE, Ore. – Kirani James won Grenada’s first medal of the Oregon22 World Athletics Championships on day eight at Hayward Field in Eugene, USA.

James ran a 44.48 for silver behind American Michael Norman, 44.29. 

Kirani James’ silver medal came 11 years after winning gold in Daegu and, like Olympics (1 gold, one silver and one bronze), has now 1-1-1 also at Worlds.

“Im just glad to be back, competing at the highest level and back on the podium,” James said.

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400m final results from Oregon22 World Athletics Championships

1. Michael NORMAN USA 44.29

2. Kirani JAMES GRN 44.48

3. Matthew HUDSON-SMITH GBR 44.66

4. Champion ALLISON USA 44.77

5. Wayde VAN NIEKERK RSA 44.97

6. Bayapo NDORI BOT 45.29

7. Christopher TAYLOR JAM 45.30

8. Jonathan JONES BAR 46.13


  1. […] Last time, he won the championship title and everyone thought he’d do it again this year. But he put a message on the internet saying he won’t be there. He had a tough time this season, which made him frustrated, so he wants to take a break from running for the rest of the year. He’s thinking about the big Olympics that will happen in Paris in 2024. ALSO READ: Kirani James takes silver behind Norman in 400m at Oregon22 […]

  2. […] The race at the Murphey Classic held particular significance for James, as it marked his first competitive outing since the end of May. This event also stood as his third competition of the year, a testament to his commitment and gradual resurgence. In earlier contests, he secured a second-place finish in Gaborone in April with a time of 44.76 and continued his upward trajectory at the LA GP, clinching second place with a time of 44.50. ALSO READ: Kirani James takes silver behind Norman in 400m at Oregon22 […]


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