Mario Burke and Raheem Chambers advanced to the men’s 100m final at tonight’s (July 20) IAAF World Under-20 Championships inside the Zawisza Stadium in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Barbados’ Burke booked his spot with 10.34 for second place in semi-final one, behind Italy’s Fifippo Tortu, 10.26.

Jamaica’s Raheem Chambers, who was third in the same semi-final heat, got in as one of the fastest losers with 10.36.

Jhevaughn Matherson, Jamaica’s other entrant, failed to make it with 10.40 for fourth in semi-final 3, won by Tlotliso Leotlela (RSA) in 10.20, the fastest time going into the final.

Jaquone Hoyte, also of Barbados with 10.73, finished at the back of the field in semi-final 2, won by American Noah Lyles, 10.22.

The final is set for 3:35pm (EST) or 2:35pm (JA time).


By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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