Just 15 minutes after Candace Hill completed the girls’ 100m and 200m double, Abdul Hakim Sani Brown matched the feat at the IAAF World Championships, Cali 2015 with a breath-taking performance of almost equal magnitude on Sunday afternoon (19).
Propelled by a gutsy run down the home straight, Christopher Taylor powered to an impressive victory in the boys’ 400m to secure Jamaica’s first gold medal at the IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015.
Barely 30 minutes after the IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015 got under way in the Colombian city, jaws dropped in the Pascual Guerrero stadium as Japan’s Abdul Hakim Sani Brown sped to a championship record of 10.30 in the first heat of the 100m on Wednesday morning (15).
World youth leader Christopher Taylor will be aiming to keep the 400m title in Jamaican hands but he’ll have to beat back a two-prong attack by the strong US duo of Keshun Reed and Josephus Lyles.
Last year, Sydney McLaughlin clocked 55.63 in the 400m hurdles at the US Junior Championships but at 14 years old was too young to compete at the IAAF World Junior Championships.