Tina Clayton speeds to 100m lifetime best 11.09 and World U20 title

By August 19, 2021

Seventeen-year-old Tina Clayton ran a personal best 11.09 to win the 100m at the 2021 World U20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya this morning.

The talented Edwin Allen High School star who turned 17 on Tuesday, got a good start and powered away from the field that Namibian teen Beatrice Masalingi, who won the silver medal in 11.39s.

Switzerland’s Melissa GutSchmidt ran 11.51 to take the bronze medal.

 Clayton’s teammate Kerrica Hill finished seventh in 11.61.

Clayton win keeps 100m U209 title in Jamaica as Briana Williams won the 100m in Tampere, Switzerland in 2018.

Meanwhile, Cuba’s Juan Carley Vasquez Gomez won the shot put competition with a throw of 19.73m, edging Yauheni Bryhi of Belarus, who throw a personal best 19.70m for the silver medal. Jepthe Vogel of Switzerland won the bronze medal with his best effort of 19.16m.

Jamaica’s entrant in the competition, Kobe Lawrence threw 18.32m and finished eighth.

 

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