Bressanone/Brixen – A record number of 46 countries won medals at the 6th IAAF World Youth Championships here in Bressanone to conclude an exceptional edition of the 5-day competition.
Individually, Grenada’s Kirani James and Great Britain’s Jodie Williams were the best performers with two individual gold medals each , a new Championship record for James and new World leading times for Williams.
15-year-old Williams became only the second ever Youth to accomplish the sprint double – and the first ever girl – following compatriot Harry Aikines-Aryeetey who won the 100 and 200 at the Marrakech edition of the competition in 2005.
The 16-year-old who had already grabbed two silver medals, one in Ostrava’s World Youths and one at Bydgoszcz’ World Juniors last year, James has doubled his take in the space of five days. He won the 200m in a personal best of 21.05sec, way off Usain Bolt’s record of 20.40secs……READ MORE