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Injured Davis takes bronze at World U-18 Champs

July 13, 2017 11:46 PM
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Injured Davis takes bronze at World U-18 Champs

Hampered by injury, Jamaica's overwhelming gold medal favourite Kevona Davis was beaten into third place in the girls 100 meter final on day two of the IAAF World Under-18 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya. Davis who had her right hamstring bandaged throughout the meet, took bronze in 11.67 seconds.

Turkey's Mizgin Ay clocked 11.62 to win the same time as second place going to Magdalena Stefanowicz of Poland. Davis had clocked 11.45 to win her semi-final.

Despite a personal best 7.27 meters, Wayne Pinnock had to settle for 6th place in the boys’ long jump which was won by Cuba's Maikel Vidal with 7.88 meters.

Rovane Williams also produced a personal best 51.94 metres to win his heat of the boys’ 400 metres hurdles and advance to the final. Shaquena Foote with 55.21 qualified for the final of the girls 400 meters after finishing 4th in her semi-final.

In the boys’ equivalent , Anthony Cox continued his impressive showing, clocking 46.86 to win his semi-final and advance to the final while teammate Antonio Watson also booked his spot in the final after producing a personal best 47.05 for second in his semi-final.

Earlier, the outstanding Dejour Russell highlighted the morning session with a championship record 13.08 seconds to win his heat of the boys 100 metres hurdles and advance to the semi-finals.

He broke the previous record of compatriot Jaheel Hyde who had clocked 13.13 to win the event at the 2013 edition in Donestk, Ukraine. Teammate Brighton Senior also advanced to the semi-finals with after clocking 13.83 for third in his heat.


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