Damion Thomas is no way surprise with his World Junior equalling 110m hurdles performance at Jamaica Championships on Saturday (23 June).

“I knew coming in, with the training and the times I’m hitting previously in the season that I could come here and do this (run this fast), so I just want to thank God for bringing me there safely,” said Thomas.

Thomas, who has been outstanding this season and finished third for LSU at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Championships, posted a time of 12.99 seconds to win the event, matching the previous world best mark of France’s Wilhem Belocian, set in 2014.

Damion Thomas beats Dejour Russell at Jamaica Championships

Calabar’s pair of Orlando Bennett, who also went below the previous national record, with 13.00secs and 2017 World Youth Champion Dejour Russell, 13.26secs, were second and third respectively.

The 18-year-old sprint hurdler now turns his attention to the World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland.

“My expectation is to execute the same way, come away with the victory and hopefully a new record.”


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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