RJR Sportsman and Sportswoman Awards - Omar McLeod

January 12, 2017
Omar McLeod

Omar McLeod had a 'golden' 2016. He showed his intentions right at the start of the year with an amazing World Indoor Championships campaign. McLeod, who became the first Jamaican to win gold in the 60m hurdles at the championships, hit the finish line in a national record 7.41 seconds.

He would underline his immense all-round ability with a 9.99 seconds in the 100m to add fuel to strong belief that he will be the man to lower Aries Merritt's 12.80 world record when that speed is fully applied in the 110m hurdles. He took his form to the circuit, dominating the Diamond League. His wins included a 12.98 seconds run at the Shanghai Diamond League stop.

In Rio de Janeiro McLeod became the first Jamaican to pocket Olympic gold in the men's 110m hurdles clocking 13.05 seconds.

Olympic Games

- 110m hurdles gold medal

World Indoor Championships

- 60m hurdles gold medal

Personal best: 12.97 seconds

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