ATHLETICS: TURKEY'S RAMIL GULIYEV UPSTAGES SOUTH AFRICA'S WAYDE VAN NIEKERK TO WIN 200M GOLD

ATHLETICS: TURKEY'S RAMIL GULIYEV UPSTAGES SOUTH AFRICA'S WAYDE VAN NIEKERK TO WIN 200M GOLD. Ramil Guliyev, representing Turkey approaching the finish line during World Championships in London Stadium on August 10, 2017. Guliyev, representing Turkey after switching allegiance from Azerbaijan, pulled off a shock 200 meters victory Thursday, edging an emotional favorite world champion South African Wayde van Niekerk into second place in a blanket finish. The 27-year-old Guliyev, who had never won a medal in a senior global event, finished just the stronger to triumph in 20.09 seconds before setting off on a lap of honor carrying the flags of both of his nations. Photo courtesy Agencies

Last Updated: 2017-08-11

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