Bahamian Athlete Chris Brown Now World Champion
Although Chris Brown looked calm and collected, deep down he was very emotional. With winning his first individual gold medal at a world championship event, Brown has now cemented his places as one of the best open 400 meter runners in the decade.
Some may argue Brown has been top three since 2003, but for stats, medals count. Especially gold ones.
Brown came fourth in two world championships finals, the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
He has also won two bronze medals, one at the World Indoors of 2006 and 2008. One gold medal at the Pan American in 2007.
Although Brown showed exceptionally well in the 1600 meter relay team, he was still missing something, an Olympic or World Championship gold medal.
Saturday, Brown ran a superb race. The race of his life. He finished strong in front of Cuba's William Collazo and America's Jamaal Torrence.
Now with a gold medal, he is without a doubt the greatest Bahamian indoor sporting event specialist. Brown is the only Bahamian with three individual medals from the World Indoors.
Brown simply states that he did what he had to do.
By simply doing that, he has now solidified the Bahamas' place as the greatest nation per capita in track and field.
By winning this gold medal in a World Championship in Doha, Qatar, Brown saved the day for the nation.
Another bright spot wearing the Bahamian colors is 38-year-old Chandra Sturrup, who made it to the finals in the women's 60 meters. Sadly, she finished sixth, missing out on any medals.
The Bahamas celebrates and congratulates Chris Brown on taking home the gold and crossing over into the status of World Champion!