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World Athletics Championships: Britain’s Jake Wightman wins 1500m gold
- Updated: July 20, 2022
Britain’s Jake Wightman has upstaged Olympic champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen in a huge upset to win a thriller of a men’s 1500m at the World Athletics Championships.
Ingebrigtsen led at the bell for the final lap, but Wightman stuck with the pace and bolted with 200 metres to go, successfully holding off the Norwegian for victory in 3min 29.23sec.
Ingebrigtsen took silver in 3:29.47, with Spaniard Mohamed Katir claiming bronze (3:29.90).
Kenya’s Abel Kipsang shot to the front from the start, while Ingebrigtsen settled in five back with an outside line at Hayward Field.
Source: Fox News