Kirani James runs ahead of Trinidad and Tobago’s Lalonde Gordon to win the men’s 400m final at the London 2012 Olympic Games August 6, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Teenager Kirani James took gold in the men’s 400m Monday to win Grenada’s first Olympic medal of any color and become the first non-American winner of the event since 1980.
James, 19, the reigning world champion, powered home in 43.94sec. Luguelin Santos, also 19, of the Dominican Republic, took silver while Trinidad and Tobago’s Lalonde Gordon took bronze.