The Gaborone International meet (WACT Bronze) registered a World Under-20 record time of 9.96 seconds (+1.9w) by Botswana’s Letsile Tebogo (also a national senior record) ahead of another Under-20 sprinter Benjamin Richardson from South Africa (10.08 PB) and Henricho Bruintjies 10.15.
Tebogo improved Trayvon Bromell’s mark of 9.97 seconds in 2014.
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Olympic silver medalist Christine Mboma in her usual sprint double went for a first time sub-11 with 10.97 seconds (+1.6w) in the 100 meters, a national senior record for Namibia and an African Under-20 record, which ties her in fourth all-time for juniors.
In the 200 meters, she posted a world-leading 21.87 seconds (+0.6w), the sixth sub-22 of her career. Clarence Munyai won the men´s 200 meters in 20.44 (0.0w) ahead of the Netherlands´ Solomon Bockarie (20.60) and Isaac Makwala (20.65). South African Tshepo Tshite clocked 1:45.85 in the 800 meters ahead of Olympic medalist Ferguson Rotich 1:46.63 and another Kenyan, Cornelius Tuwei, who clocked 1:46.77.
Relay Under-20 World champion Collen Kebinatshipi from Botswana made a huge improvement at age 18 to 45.40 seconds in the 400 meters. Thalosang Tshireletso improved in the long jump to 8.04 meters (0.0w). South African Prudence Sekgodiso (20) also registered substantial 1500-meter improvement to 4:09.88.
In 4×100-meter relays, South African women won in 38.63 seconds ahead of Botswana (39.29) and Zambia (44.30).
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