Carter surprisingly wins women's 400m hurdles at worlds

2017-08-10 21:35:23 GMT2017-08-11 05:35:23(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

LONDON, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- Underdog Kori Carter made asurprising lane nine move to bag the gold in women's 400m hurdlesat the IAAF World Championships here on Thursday.

"I am on top of the world right now, which is a blessing. Thisis just an incredible feeling like I have never experienced," saidCarter after her unexpected victory.

Carter clocked 53.07 seconds to upset Olympic champion and herAmerican compatriot Dalilah Muhammad, and two-time defendingchampion Zuzana Hejnova of Czech Republic.

"I really wanted to win, but I've had so many ups and downs thisseason. To come out with a silver, I'm proud of that," saidMuhammad.

"I always go out to win, but I'm just happy to even get on thepodium," she added.

Muhammad claimed the silver medal with 53.50 seconds. RistanannaTracey of Jamaica took away the bronze with a personal best of53.74 seconds.

"I kicked it too much at the start and I was missing the energyin the last meters. I feel sorry for my performance tonight,"fourth-palced Hejnova pointed out. Enditem