Mario Burke and Raheem Chambers advanced to the men’s 100m final at tonight’s (July 20) IAAF World Under-20 Championships inside the Zawisza Stadium in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Barbados’ Burke booked his spot with 10.34 for second place in semi-final one, behind Italy’s Fifippo Tortu, 10.26.

Jamaica’s Raheem Chambers, who was third in the same semi-final heat, got in as one of the fastest losers with 10.36.

Jhevaughn Matherson, Jamaica’s other entrant, failed to make it with 10.40 for fourth in semi-final 3, won by Tlotliso Leotlela (RSA) in 10.20, the fastest time going into the final.

Jaquone Hoyte, also of Barbados with 10.73, finished at the back of the field in semi-final 2, won by American Noah Lyles, 10.22.

The final is set for 3:35pm (EST) or 2:35pm (JA time).

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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.


  1. I’m still mad that the starter did not put back Ellis in the 100M trials. He could have won the race.I know Matthison have no chace with his start . he’s a 200m runner. I refer you send 1 good runner with a chance to win than send 2 with no chance.


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