2021 World Athletics U-20 Championships 100m gold medalist – Tina Clayton is delighted to have accomplished her dream in an emphatic fashion.
Facing an Olympic finalist – Beatrice Masilingi in the finals of the women’s 100m race was always going to be tough for Edwin Allen High School superstar, but Clayton made it looked very simple in the final analysis after finishing in 11.09 seconds, ahead of the Namibia’s 11.39 seconds.
Clayton had this to say in her post race interview:
“Winning was a dream come true because I always wanted a medal at this level.
“This is the highest level that you can reach as a junior and once you are at this level you know you have been recognized by a lot of persons.
“Jamaica has a very good sprint team. Coming out here and retaining the title as a Jamaican, it feels really great. I know a lot of Jamaicans back at home are very excited.”
Unlike the legendary Veronica Campbell-Brown and Briana Williams who claimed the sprint double at this level, Clayton will not have the chance to compete for same as Brianna Lyston and Aalliyah Francis are the athletes registered to compete in the 200m event for Jamaica.
By James K. Attaglo Wilson