Russian sprint hurdler Sergey Shubenkov claimed a dramatic victory at the IAAF Diamond League race, winning the men’s 110m hurdles final despite being tripped by his main rival right at the finish line.

Shubenkov got off to a slow start, but came from behind to catch Omar McLeod, the Jamaican world and Olympic champion, who had led the race right from the start.

The 28-year-old Russian recaptured the lead in the final seconds before being tripped by McLeod as the Jamaican stumbled at the last hurdle, sending Shubenkov flying over the finish line.

Despite the awkward fall, the 2015 world champion managed to lean forward over the line to seal a well-deserved victory.

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“It was a dramatic race, but a really great race,” said Shubenkov.

“And I was able to win. That’s very important. I am feeling stronger than before. Having Omar in the field gave me an extra motivation.”

Talk about a photo finish. 

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