The 6th IAAF World Youth Championships started on a high note courtesy of Norway’s Isabelle Pedersen who won heat 2 of the girl’s 100m Hurdles in a new World Youth leading time of 13.35, an improvement over her personal best by more than two tenths of a second.

Pedersen was a clear winner as Samantha Elliott of Jamaica and Rikenette Steenkamp of South Africa took the next automatic qualifiers in this race in 13.72 and 13.76 respectively.

The second fastest overall this morning was Finland’s Nooralotta Neziri who took heat 5 in 13.63 while China’s Yarong Zheng improved her personal best to 13.68 in heat 4. Previous World Youth leader Kori Carter of the USA took heat 1 in an effortless 13.73…..READ MORE

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