Chesapeake-native Michael Cherry runs personal best, finishes fourth in 400 final

Japan 2020

TOKYO (WFXR/WAVY) — American Michael Cherry ran a personal best time of 44.21 seconds in the final of the men’s 400m dash, finishing just two-hundredths of a second outside the podium, placing fourth.

The 6-foot-4 26-year-old was extremely close to earning bronze, finishing 0.02 seconds behind Grenada’s Kirani James, who finished at 44:19. 

Steven Gardiner of the Bahamas took gold at 43.85. Colombia’s Anthony Zambrano got silver at 44:08.

This was the first ever Olympics for the Oscar Smith High School grad.

Chesapeake’s other Olympian, Grant Holloway, won silver on Wednesday night in the men’s 110m hurdles.

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