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BYU track's Shaquille Walker wins 800 meter gold at World University Games

Gold medals are always cool.

via @Spencer_Linton

BYU track and field athlete Shaquille Walker has struck gold at the World University Games in Gwangju, Korea.

Walker beat the field in the 800 meters to claim his gold medal early Sunday morning, winning with a time of 1:49.05.

The win came after Walker sat back behind the lead runners until the final 50 meters, overtaking Abdelati El Guesse of Morocco and Rynardt Van Rensburg of South Africa to win.

Here are the final official times for hte 800 meter race:

wug 800 m times shaq walker

Walker was all smiles receiving his medal:

Walker also ran the anchor leg of the 4x400 meter team. Team USA initially won the silver medal in that race, but was disqualified for an improper relay:

A hearty congratulations to Shaq Walker for representing BYU and the United States in victory.