Frenchman stuns with 110m hurdles mark on the World U20 Championships in Nairobi whereas Christine Mboma goes near her Tokyo silver medal run
Sasha Zhoya produced one of many biggest junior performances in historical past on the penultimate day of the World Beneath-20 Championships as he shattered his day-old world junior file within the 110m hurdles of 12.93 with a surprising 12.72.
The French athlete, who lined up in lane 4 on Saturday (Aug 21) in Nairobi, had one of many quickest response instances (0.138) and taking advantage of a 1.0m/sec tailwind, he sped over the junior limitations (99cm) and seemed shocked when he noticed the time and saved transferring at a quick tempo properly previous the end line.
Jamaican Vashaun Vascianna was 5 metres again however nonetheless set a top-class PB of 13.25.
It was shut for third with Jakub Szmanski giving Poland the bronze in a PB 13.43 simply forward of Saeed Othman Alabsi’s Qatar file of 13.46.
It was not the one file introduced, although, as Christine Mboma was credited with a world under-20 file of 21.84, curiously ignoring her 21.81 set when ending second within the Tokyo Olympics. It definitely ought to have been a time within the 21.7’s although as Mboma gave away 0.122 of a second to fellow Namibian Beatrice Masilingi with a sluggish 0.274 response time.
The end, although, was all Mboma as she sped residence three metres away from her rival and coaching accomplice, whose 22.18 trimmed her 22.19 championships finest from the heats which in fact went the way in which of Mboma.
It moved her to fourth all-time amongst junior athletes after Mboma, Allyson Felix (22.11) and Sha’carri Richardson (22.17).
Masilingi solely simply received the silver, although, as Favour Ofili was a detailed third in 22.23. The Nigerian improved her 22.30 finest from the NCAA regionals thus finishing the rostrum of the all-African 18 year-olds who left the remainder 10 metres again.
Lucia Carrillo of Spain received the ‘B’ race in 23.51.
The lads’s 200m additionally noticed Nigeria and Botswana within the medals, however this time gold went to Udodi Chudi Onwuzurike who set a Nigerian under-20 file of 20.21. The American-based athlete did run a wind-assisted 20.13 (2.3) in his warmth however right here the tailwind was a mild 0.5m/sec.
100m winner Letsile Tebogo gave Botswana silver in 20.38 whereas one other all-African podium was accomplished by Sinesipho Dambile of South Africa in 20.48.
There was additionally a dominant win within the ladies’s 100m hurdles for Jamaica’s Ackera Nugent and he or she took gold by 5 metres in 12.95. Estonia’s Anna Maria Millend was second in 13.45 and Hungarian Anna Toth was third in 13.58.
Switzerland’s European under-20 champion Ditaji Kambundji had been the early chief however fell closely on the fourth hurdle and introduced down Estonia’s Viktoria Forster.
Botswana’s Anthony Pesela arrived in Nairobi with a 46.10 400m PB and he improved that to 45.88 in his warmth. That was nothing, although, in comparison with the ultimate as he moved up a number of ranges to win in 44.58.
His time bettered Hamdan Odha Al Bishi’s 44.66 championships file from 2000 and likewise Johnnie Blockburger of the USA’s world lead of 44.71 having gone into the race because the world’s tenth quickest junior of 2021.
In second there was a Mexican under-20 file of 44.95 for Luis Aviles Ferreiro whereas South African Antonie Matthys Nortje set a PB 45.32 to take the bronze. The primary seven all set lifetime bests with the only real European, Lorenzo Benati of Italy, sixth in 46.06.
The ladies’s 400m was not of the identical high quality however did see PBs for 5 of the highest six. Nigeria’s Imaobong Nse Uko took gold in a PB 51.55 properly away from Poland’s Kornelia Lesiewicz who ran 51.97. Kenya took a house bronze by way of Sylvia Chelanagat’s 52.23.
The 2019 African junior champion Vincent Kibet Keter added to his listing of titles with a quick 1500m win in 3:37.24. He led at 400m in 61.01 however his team-mate Kamar Etiang, who thought he was competing within the Olympics when he completed second within the Kenyan senior trials, was simply forward at 800m in 1:59.16.
Keter was quickly again in entrance and powered by way of 1200m in 2:55.43 as he accomplished a 56.27 final lap.
Ethiopia’s Wegene Addisu chased him all the way in which on the final lap however completed just below 5 metres down because the Kenyan led residence Addisu (3:37.86) with Melkeneh Azize kicking previous Etiang, who was disqualified anyway, giving Ethiopia two in three with 3:40.22. Spain’s Pol Oriach was the one European within the prime eight in fourth in 3:40.36.
The perfect two ladies’s 800m runners – Athing Mu and Keely Hodgkinson – had been competing in Eugene within the Diamond League however this occasion nonetheless noticed a worthy winner.
Elli Eftychia Deligianni of Greece was forward at 400m in 60.99. Ethiopia’s Ayal Dagnachew was second at this level in 61.12 however forward at 600m in 1:32.35 and with a 30.61 ultimate 200m she moved simply away to win in 2:02.96 with Switzerland’s Valentina Rosamila a distant second in 2:04.29 as Deligianni held on for third in 2:04.66.
The ladies’s shot simply went the way in which of South African Mine de Klerk with a 17.40m ultimate throw a she threw the 5 longest throws of the competitors. Turkey’s Pinar Akyol took silver with 16.72m and South Africa gained one other medal by way of Dane Roets’ 15.61m.
There appeared little doubt European under-20 champion and world junior record-holder Silja Kosonen would win the ladies’s hammer and he or she duly obliged. The Finn, who got here shut to creating the Olympic ultimate on the age of 18, set a championships file 71.64m and had the 4 finest throws.
France’s Rose Loga took silver with 67.11m and Belarus’s Maryola Bukel took bronze with 65.20m as Europeans took the highest 11 locations.
Israel’s Yonathan Kapitolnik was a category aside within the males’s excessive leap and improved his 2.25m PB set when profitable the European under-20 title to 2.26m. Italy’s Massimiliano Luiu and Poland’s Mateusz Kolodziejski took the opposite medals with 2.17m leaps.
On Saturday morning, Mexico’s Sofia Ramos Rodriguez and Kenya’s Heristone Wanyonyi took golds within the 10,000m race stroll with the latter profitable Kenya’s first ever race walks medal on the championships.
The race obtained off to a fast begin with France’s Dimitri Durand and authorised impartial athlete Dmitriy Gramachkov breaking away from the sector and passing 3000m in 12:59.92. Wanyonyi was again within the pack at that time however he was capable of make contact by the midway mark, handed in 21:30.12 with Gramachkov forward.
India’s Amit broke clear within the latter laps with Wanyonyi his solely challenger however because the Indian moved out to seize water with simply over 600 metres remaining, the Kenyan handed and powered away to win in a PB of 42:10.84, with Amit taking silver in 42:17.94 and Spain’s European under-20 champion Paul McGrath profitable bronze in 42:26.11.
The ladies’s race was extra easy as Rodriguez grew to become Mexico’s fifth race stroll champion. She had a seven-second lead at midway, which she reached in 23:28.88 and by the end that had grown to 80 seconds as she received in 46:23.01.
France’s Maele Bire-Heslouis received the silver in 47:43.87 whereas the Czech Republic’s Eliska Martinkova took bronze in 47:46.28.
Within the decathlon, the in a single day chief, Belgium’s European under-20 champion Jente Hauttekeete, began his day with 13.95 within the 110m hurdles adopted by 41.47m within the discus and 4.50m within the pole vault.
Czech Republic’s Frantisek Doubek clocked 14.10, threw 45.64m and set a PB 4.80m within the vault to shut the hole. Nevertheless, the Belgian may solely throw 51.24m within the javelin to Doubek’s 64.03m and his 50-point lead grew to become a 142-point deficit to the Czech and although he made a small hole up on the 1500m – 4:48.18 to 4:52.39, Doubek had the title with a 8169 level rating.
Hauttekeete took silver in 8053 and bronze went to Spain’s Jose San Pastor in 7430 factors, 135 down on Dobek’s rating after a mere 9 occasions not to mention ten.
Within the males’s discus qualification, Lithuania’s European under-20 champion Mykolas Alekna produced the largest throw as his 64.04m opener was properly past the automated qualifying mark of 58.00m.
Kenya had been quickest within the heats of the lads’s 4x400m with 3:05.77. Poland produced a surprising effort within the males’s 4x100m heats as they received within the European U20 file time of 38.93, taking 0.20 off the mark set by Germany in 2016.
Berke Akcam was the quickest 400m hurdles ultimate qualifier with a 49.73 Turkish under-20 file whereas Kenyan Emmanuel Wanyonyi headed the 800m qualifiers with a 1:46.15 semi-final win.
The ultimate day of the championships is on Sunday (Aug 22).
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