As expected Letsile Tebogo retained his world junior 100m title.

The Botswanan athlete had set a world under-20 record of 9.94 in the World Championship heats in Eugene last month and here he improved that to a superb 9.91 [0.8] as he won by a clear metre as his 0.129 reaction time gave him an immediate advantage.

He could have gone quicker, though, as 30 metres before the line he started celebrating raising his hand and wagging his field at his rivals.

Bouwahjgie Nkrumie improved his Jamaican record of 10.11 from the semi final to an excellent 10.02 in taking the silver medal.

South African Benjamin Richardson took bronze in 10.12 in the same time [barring the thousandth of a second it went down to!] as Puripol Bunson, who had set a Malaysian record 10.09 [0.7] in his semi final.

Britain’s Michael Onilogbo finished a non-qualifying fourth in his semi-final in 10.39 [0.6].

France’s Erwan Konate dominated the men’s long jump competition but it was only when he leapt a world under-20 lead of 8.08 [0.4] in the fifth round that he transformed what had been up to then a tight competition.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here