TOUGH RACE

Mweresa finishes fourth in 400m as 4X100m relay team misfire

However, a baton exchange mix up between Dan Kiviasi and Samuel Imeta put an end to any hopes of a medal after Kiviasi had crossed the exchange zone.

In Summary

•Briton Matthew Hudson-Smith claimed silver in 44.81 with Barbados' Jonathan Jones going for bronze in 44.89.

•Mweresa clocked a personal best of 44.96 seconds to miss bronze narrowly as Zambia's Muzala Samukonga came from behind to triumph in personal best of 44.66sec.

Kenya 4x 400m relay team in Birmingham after winning their heat
Kenya 4x 400m relay team in Birmingham after winning their heat

2015 All Africa Games 400m silver medallist Boniface Mweresa finished fourth in the final of the 400m at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Mweresa clocked a personal best of 44.96 seconds to miss narrowly miss out on the podium as Zambia's Muzala Samukonga came from behind to clinch the title in a personal best of 44.66sec.

Briton Matthew Hudson-Smith claimed silver in 44.81 with Barbados' Jonathan Jones going for bronze in 44.89.

It was a disappointment for the men's s 4x 100m relay after a mix-up in the baton change saw them miss a medal in the final.

Team Kenya had been tipped to do well in the event following the exploits of Commonwealth Games 100m champion Ferdinand Omanyala.

However, a baton exchange mix-up between Dan Kiviasi and Samuel Imeta put an end to any hopes of a medal after Kiviasi had crossed the exchange zone.

Mike Mokamba who was to run the third leg, alongside Omanyala, were mere spectators as Odie Edoburun anchored England to victory in 38.35 seconds. Trinidad and Tobago and Nigeria went for silver and bronze in 38.70 and 38.81 respectively.

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