After a 13.20 world leading heart-warmer in the semifinals on Day II at the World Under-20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland, Jamaica’s Dejour Russell would not have been a happy camper as he backtracked to a pedestrian 13.39 to finish just out of the medals in the final of the 110mh in the evening session of Day III.
After his usual poor start, he was unable to peg back the leading pack, the fastest of whom, Marcus Krah of the USA, took the championships honours in a personal record of 13.25.
“It feels amazing, unbelievable,” said Krah, the US junior champion who lost just one outdoor contest this season.
“Setting a PB was a goal, but most of all it was about winning gold. I never thought I would actually get it until I got here.”
Krah led home USA 1-2 finish in the event with Amere Lattin, second in 13.30. Barbadian, Michael Nicholls managed 6th place in 13.45.