Bressanone/Brixen – Prezel Hardy the pre-race favourite although having played second fiddle to the speed of Aaron Brown in the earlier rounds, came up trumps when clinching the boys’ 100m final in a time of 10.57.

The American’s powerful surge at the halfway point, followed by another powerful kick, saw him dent the Canadian’s hopes as he was relegated to silver in 10.79 with Italy’s Giovanni Galbieri two hundredths-of-a-second in Brown’s slipstream.

Surprisingly it was the USA renowned for producing a conveyor belt of sprinters, first ever youth title improving on the second places gained by Bryan Sears 10 years ago and Willie Hordge two years later….READ MORE

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