DeJour Russell ran the fastest 110m hurdles time of 2016 during Wednesday’s afternoon session at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships inside the Zawisza Stadium in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Russell, who started from lane three, stopped the clock in 13.20secs, a personal best and fastest time in the world this year by a junior.

United States’ Amere Lattin was well beaten into second place with 13.39 while Barbados’ Michael Nicholls, 13.42 also secured a place in the final.

Jamaica’s leader this year, Damion Thomas, failed to finish in semi-final three.

The final is set for Thursday’s third day.


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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