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Taplin Tells Zambrano To Chill Ahead Pan American 400m Finals

LIMA, Peru — Bralon Taplin has made a promise to Anthony Zambrano ahead of the 2019 Pan American Games men’s 400 meters final on Thursday.

LIMA, Peru — Bralon Taplin has made a promise to Anthony Zambrano ahead of the 2019 Pan American Games men’s 400 meters final on Thursday.

The pair battled in the second of the two semi-finals on Wednesday with Zambrano coming out on top.

However, it was the bizarre-looking back and showboating acts from the Colombian as he went past Taplin in the closing meters that led to the Grenadian comments.

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“I’m gonna step up my game in the finals and make him forget about doing that,” Taplin told reporters according to ESPN, adding “because it only counts when there is a medal at stake.”

Zambrano accelerated over the final 50 meters to overtake the field and win the semi-final heat in 45.13 seconds with Taplin finishing second in 45.38.

The Colombian heads into the final as the fastest qualifier from the semis, while the Grenadian has the third-fastest time.

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Zambrano enters the 2019 Pan American Games with a lifetime best and national record mark of 44.68, set in June.

Taplin, the Olympic finalist, has a season’s best of 44.92, but owns a personal best of 44.38, set in 2016 when he was in dominating shape.

The final of the men’s 400m is scheduled for Thursday.

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