Barbados’ Mario Burke pocketed the men’s 100m bronze medal on Wednesday’s second day of the 2016 IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
Burke got a very good start from lane 8 and was right in the mix up to 80 metres, before American winner Noah Lyles surged ahead to win in 10.17.
The Carifta Games champion, however, did enough to hold on for the bronze medal in 10.26, just behind Italian Filippo Tortu, 10.24.
Jamaica’s Raheem Chambers, who got the best start and led for 70 metres, faded to sixth in 10.30.
The American commented after the final.
“To be honest, I’m surprised I was able to do all this,” said Lyles.
“I was a little tired, but I’m really proud of my achievement. World junior champion has a nice little ring to it,” he added.