Monday, August 2, 2021

Ex-WI pacer Winston Benjamin’s son Rai almost breaks 400m hurdles mark

In Eugene, US, former West Indian pace bowler Winston Benjamin’s son Rai Benjamin has come close to breaking the three-decade old world record in 400-metre hurdles.

On Saturday night at the US Olympic trials, Benjamin junior clocked 46.83, only .05 off American Kevin Young’s time of 46.78 in 1992. The 23-year-old is now the favourite to win gold for the United States at the Tokyo Games. Father Winston had played 21 Tests between 1987 and 1995, picking 61 wickets.

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