Tyreke Wilson has won the men’s 100m bronze medal on Wednesday, the opening day of the IAAF World Under 18 Championships Nairobi 2017 at the Kasarani Stadium.
It was 1-2 for South Africa, with Tshenolo Lemao taking gold in 10.57 and teammate Retshidisitswe Mlenga, second in 10.61. Jamaica’s Tyreke Wilson was third in 10.65. The wind was -0.3 (m/s). Tyreke Wilson, the fastest in the field with a personal best of 10.34, was the favorite to win.
South Africa had never won a medal in the 100m at the IAAF World Youth Championships before — now they have two. Here are the official results.
Jamaica selected 24 athletes to compete at the IAAF World Under 18 Championships Nairobi 2017 on 12-16 July.
Earlier: Women’s 100m Heats
Kevona Davis of Jamaica cruised to victory in the fourth and final heat of the girls’ 100m in 11.88 (-0.4m/s). The 15-year-old phenom Second place in the heat was China’s Luying Gong in 12.03 with Sade Amore de Sousa of Namibia third in 12.12.