Barbados’ Mario Burke pocketed the men’s 100m bronze medal on Wednesday’s second day of the 2016 IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Burke got a very good start from lane 8 and was right in the mix up to 80 metres, before American winner Noah Lyles surged ahead to win in 10.17.

The Carifta Games champion, however, did enough to hold on for the bronze medal in 10.26, just behind Italian Filippo Tortu, 10.24.

Jamaica’s Raheem Chambers, who got the best start and led for 70 metres, faded to sixth in 10.30.

The American commented after the final.
“To be honest, I’m surprised I was able to do all this,” said Lyles.
“I was a little tired, but I’m really proud of my achievement. World junior champion has a nice little ring to it,” he added.

 

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.

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