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Brittany Anderson of Jamaica ran 12.72, the fastest ever 100m hurdles time by an U18 athlete, in winning the final.

Although she was helped by a 4.1m/s following wind, Anderson’s time was so much quicker than the world U18 best of 12.94 set by compatriot Yanique Thompson, she could well have been capable of breaking that mark in legal conditions.

Taking silver behind the Jamaican was Cyrena Samba-Mayela of France with 12.80, also significantly faster than the world U18 best of 12.94. Anderson’s teammate Daszay Freeman finished third in 13.09.

1 1196 Britany ANDERSON JAMJAM 12.72 0.216
2 1149 Cyrena SAMBA-MAYELA FRAFRA 12.80 0.216
3 1203 Daszay FREEMAN JAMJAM 13.09 0.224
4 1367 Yoveini MOTA VENVEN 13.28 0.186
5 1140 Mathilde COQUILLAUD SALOMON FRAFRA 13.37 0.207
6 1088 Markéta ŠTOLOVÁ CZECZE 13.52 0.201
7 1037 Micaela DE MELLO BRABRA 13.76 0.190
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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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