Kyron McMaster almost failed to put his talent on full display on the world stage for the second major meet in a row after he was disqualified from the 400 metre hurdles in Doha, Qatar for a hurdles infringement, only to be re-instated later.

McMaster, one of the five or six best 400 hurdlers in the world at this point, seemed to want to make a statement in his semi-final heat on Saturday and stormed out of the blocks so quickly he slammed into the first hurdle and almost did not recover.

The US Virgin Islands athlete still managed to finish third in the heat, clocking 48.40 behind the fast finishing Brazillian Alison Dos Santos, 48.35, and Turkey’s Yasmani Copello, 48.39.

McMaster had initially been labelled with a disqualification but successfully appealed the decision.

In a previous World Championships, McMaster, then the quickest in the world with some mid-47-second runs, failed to negotiate a hurdle properly and was deemed to have breeched the same rule. On that occasion there was to be no reversal.

In the meantime, McMaster’s rivals over the distance have all made it to the final.

Karsten Warholm, the man who has gone fastest this year and is the second fastest 400 hurdler in history won his heat comfortably in 48.28, while Rai Benjamin showed he was in better shape than Abderrahman Samba, beating the former world number one to the line in 48.52. Samba would stop the clock at 48.72.

The other man from the Caribbean in the event, Jamaica’s Kemar Mowatt, struggled in the semi-final, finishing seventh in 49.32 to bring an unwelcome end to his World Championships experience.

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British Virgin Islands hurdler Kyron McMaster has expressed satisfaction with a winning end to the IAAF Diamond League meet following a narrow triumph in Zurich on Thursday.

Commonwealth Games champions Fedrick Dacres, Kyron McMaster, Shaunae Miller-Uibo, Janieve Russell, and Levern Spencer are among more than 20 Caribbean athletes selected to represent the Americas in the 2018 IAAF Continental Cup in Ostrava September 8-9.

Kyron McMaster added the NACAC 400m hurdles title to his CAC and Commonwealth Games crowns this year on Sunday with a comfortable win in Toronto, Canada on Sunday.

Kyron McMaster on Friday led five English-speaking Caribbean athletes into the final of the 400m hurdles at the 2018 NACAC Senior Championships in Toronto, Canada on Friday.

Kyron McMaster will on Thursday have another crack at the imperious Abderrahman Samba in the 400m hurdles at the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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