DeJour Russell ran the fastest 110m hurdles time of 2016 during Wednesday’s afternoon session at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships inside the Zawisza Stadium in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Russell, who started from lane three, stopped the clock in 13.20secs, a personal best and fastest time in the world this year by a junior.

United States’ Amere Lattin was well beaten into second place with 13.39 while Barbados’ Michael Nicholls, 13.42 also secured a place in the final.

Jamaica’s leader this year, Damion Thomas, failed to finish in semi-final three.

The final is set for Thursday’s third day.

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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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