Knighton breaks Bolt’s world U18 200m greatest with 20.11 in Jacksonville | REPORT

Knighton breaks Bolt’s world U18 200m best with 20.11 in Jacksonville | REPORT

After a string of 200m victories and a few swift – albeit wind-assisted – occasions over 100m previously two months, 17-year-old Erriyon Knighton lastly entered the report books together with his 20.11 200m win on the Duval County Problem, a World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze assembly, in Jacksonville on Monday (31).

Knighton, who hails from Tampa in Florida, turned skilled firstly of this 12 months and has been mixing it with the world’s greatest in the course of the outside season. He clocked a wind-assisted 9.99 over 100m in Clermont firstly of Could and adopted it with a 200m PB of 20.30 on the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold assembly at Mt SAC. Extra not too long ago, he gained the long run stars 100m race on the Continental Tour Gold assembly in Boston, clocking 10.16.

In Jacksonville, nevertheless, Knighton made one other step up at school, taking over a few of the world’s largest dash stars.

Drawn in lane three, Knighton acquired off to a stable begin and trailed European champion Zharnel Hughes and 2016 world indoor 60m champion Trayvon Bromell as they entered the straight.

Bromell briefly edged in entrance whereas Hughes light barely, then Knighton held his kind properly to take the lead, crossing the road in 20.11 (1.6m/s) to take 0.02 from the world U18 greatest set by Usain Bolt again in 2003.

Bromell completed second in 20.20, his quickest time for 5 years, whereas Hughes was third in 20.30.

World silver medallist Brittany Brown gained the ladies’s 200m in 22.43 (1.0m/s), beating Dezera Bryant (22.47) and Kyra Jefferson (22.63).

Shamier Little improved her personal world-leading 400m hurdles mark by greater than half a second, dominating the race to win in 53.12 – the second-fastest time of her profession.

Jamaica’s Ronda Whyte was a distant second in 54.33. Dalilah Muhammad, competing in a separate warmth, clocked 55.01 in what was her first hurdles race since breaking the world report to win the world title in 2019.

World champion Grant Holloway notched up one other convincing 110m hurdles win, clocking 13.10 (1.1m/s) to complete forward of Devon Allen (13.22) and Daniel Roberts (13.23).

Jamaica’s Brittany Anderson got here out on prime of a powerful 100m hurdles subject, profitable in 12.59 (0.7m/s). World indoor silver medallist Christina Clemons was second in 12.64, simply 0.01 forward of 2015 world champion Danielle Williams.

World chief Jasmine Camacho Quinn had gained her warmth in 12.50 however was disqualified from the ultimate for a false begin.

Elsewhere, Allyson Felix gained the 400m in 50.66 and Michael Cherry took the lads’s occasion in 44.74. World U20 champion Brianna Williams gained the ladies’s 100m in 10.98 (1.0m/s), from Mikiah Brisco (11.09). World indoor bronze medallist Ronnie Baker took the lads’s race in 9.99 (1.3m/s) after clocking a wind-assisted 9.91 within the heats.


World indoor record-holder Hugues Fabrice Zango bounded out to a world-leading PB of 17.67m to win the triple leap on the Assembly Worldwide de Montreuil – a World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze assembly – on Tuesday (1).

Together with his second-round profitable leap, the world bronze medallist from Burkina Faso added one centimetre to his outside nationwide report and equalled the assembly report set by his coach, Teddy Tamgho.

He adopted it with 17.32m, then his three remaining jumps had been all fouls.

World U20 indoor record-holder Melvin Raffin, who earlier than this 12 months hadn’t managed to compete outside resulting from harm since 2017, sailed out to an out of doors PB of 17.19m to complete second, recording his first outside 17-metre leap.

4 different assembly data had been damaged in Montreuil. Of these 4 performances, Beatrice Chebet’s 5000m victory was maybe probably the most spectacular.

The world U20 5000m and cross-country champion, who was a shock winner over 3000m on the Wanda Diamond League assembly in Doha final week, as soon as once more used her dash end to nice impact. Bahrain’s Kalkidan Gezahegn had led for many of the method, operating a number of seconds forward of the chase pack.

On the bell, although, Chebet began her long term for house. Having made up an enormous quantity of floor, Chebet moved on to Gezahegn’s shoulder on the ultimate bend after which strode clear to win in 14:52.06. Gezahegn completed second in 14:52.92, whereas Sheila Chepkirui, Francine Niyonsaba and Mercy Cherono all completed inside quarter-hour.

Following a string of home victories in Nairobi and a current win in Rehlingen, Kenya’s Abel Kipsang continued his profitable streak within the 1500m. He held off compatriot Charles Simotwo to win in a gathering report of three:33.99.

Darya Barysevich got here by means of within the very late levels of the ladies’s 1500m to overhaul Romania’s Claudia Bobocea and win in a gathering report of 4:06.91.

Olympic heptathlon champion Nafissatou Thiam, competing in her first outside excessive leap competitors of the 12 months, gained with a gathering report of 1.89m.

European indoor champion Patryk Dobek continued his progress within the 800m, taking one other chunk off his PB to win in 1:44.76, 0.04 forward of Kenya’s Collins Kipruto.

Two-time European silver medallist Renelle Lamote gained the ladies’s race in 1:58.65, the second-fastest time of her profession. Britain’s Ellie Baker was second in a PB of 1:59.54, 0.33 forward of Sweden’s Lovisa Lindh.

Elsewhere, two-time Olympic champion Sandra Perkovic threw a season’s better of 66.11m to win the ladies’s discus, whereas world indoor champion Andrew Pozzi gained the lads’s 110m hurdles in a season’s better of 13.26.


Japanese dash hurdler Asuka Terada made one other enchancment on her personal nationwide 100m hurdles report, clocking 12.87 on the Michitaka Kinami Memorial – a World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze assembly – in Osaka on Tuesday (1).

The 31-year-old, who opened her outside marketing campaign with a nationwide report of 12.96 in April, gained her warmth in Osaka in 12.87 (0.6m/s) after which backed it up within the remaining with 12.89 (0.3m/s).

Nineteen-year-old Rachid Muratake clocked 13.35 to win the lads’s dash hurdles, a Japanese U20 report over the senior top obstacles. Solely three different U20 athletes have gone faster for the self-discipline.

Takuto Konami got here inside 9 centimetres of his current PB to win the lads’s javelin with 82.43m, beating Genki Dean (81.06m). Momone Ueda gained the ladies’s occasion with a PB of 60.38m, her first competitors past 60 metres.

Jon Mulkeen for World Athletics

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