Damion Thomas is no way surprise with his World Junior equalling 110m hurdles performance at Jamaica Championships on Saturday (23 June).

“I knew coming in, with the training and the times I’m hitting previously in the season that I could come here and do this (run this fast), so I just want to thank God for bringing me there safely,” said Thomas.

Thomas, who has been outstanding this season and finished third for LSU at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Championships, posted a time of 12.99 seconds to win the event, matching the previous world best mark of France’s Wilhem Belocian, set in 2014.

Damion Thomas beats Dejour Russell at Jamaica Championships

Calabar’s pair of Orlando Bennett, who also went below the previous national record, with 13.00secs and 2017 World Youth Champion Dejour Russell, 13.26secs, were second and third respectively.

The 18-year-old sprint hurdler now turns his attention to the World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland.

“My expectation is to execute the same way, come away with the victory and hopefully a new record.”

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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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