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.