Jamaica’s Kai Chang continued to underline the country’s rising stock in the discus event after striking gold at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Tampere on Sunday.

The 18-year-old showed plenty of mettle in finding a personal best of 62.36 to claim top spot on the podium.

The medal was Jamaica’s second at the world championships youth level, matching Fedrick Dacres, who won gold in Barcelona, Spain in 2012.

Belarus’ Yauheni Bahutski took the silver medal in 61.75, with Chile’s Claudio Romero third in 60.81. Chang had briefly trailed in the event after registering the fifth best throw in the opening round, which was led by Romero.

The Jamaican then clicked into high gear, however, recording his championship-winning mark in the second round.

The mark was enough to keep off the advances of Bahutski who knocked Romero into third place with his fourth attempt of the competition.

Source: Kwesi Mugisa