Dejour Russell ran away from the field to take 110m Hurdles gold at the IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017 at the Kasarani Stadium.

Russell stormed over the hurdles to the finish line in 13.04, a new personal best, smashing his championship record of 13.08 he set yesterday. In the semi-finals he smacked one hurdle to win and advance to the final.

“It’s been a great championship for me,” he said. “I have learnt that every step you make, make it count. I listened to my coach’s instructions, which helped me a lot. I really wanted to win gold for my country and I’m happy to have set a championship record.”

1 317 De’Jour RUSSELL JAMJAM 13.04 CR 0.227
2 470 Hao-hua LU TPETPE 13.41 0.156
3 252 Thomas WANAVERBECQ FRAFRA 13.55 0.170
4 224 Enrique LLOPIS ESPESP 13.58 0.231
5 420 Alexandru Ionut ICONARU ROUROU 13.69 0.247
6 416 Saoud AL-HUMAIDI QATQAT 13.73 0.178
7 272 Stefan VOLZER GERGER 13.90 0.200
8 157 Rasheem BROWN CAYCAY 14.62 0.286
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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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