Dejour Russell ran away from the field to take 110m Hurdles gold at the IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017 at the Kasarani Stadium.

Russell stormed over the hurdles to the finish line in 13.04, a new personal best, smashing his championship record of 13.08 he set yesterday. In the semi-finals he smacked one hurdle to win and advance to the final.

“It’s been a great championship for me,” he said. “I have learnt that every step you make, make it count. I listened to my coach’s instructions, which helped me a lot. I really wanted to win gold for my country and I’m happy to have set a championship record.”

1 317 De’Jour RUSSELL JAMJAM 13.04 CR 0.227
2 470 Hao-hua LU TPETPE 13.41 0.156
3 252 Thomas WANAVERBECQ FRAFRA 13.55 0.170
4 224 Enrique LLOPIS ESPESP 13.58 0.231
5 420 Alexandru Ionut ICONARU ROUROU 13.69 0.247
6 416 Saoud AL-HUMAIDI QATQAT 13.73 0.178
7 272 Stefan VOLZER GERGER 13.90 0.200
8 157 Rasheem BROWN CAYCAY 14.62 0.286
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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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