Junior Sri Lankan Sprint Champion, Amasha De Silva, bowed out from the women’s 100m at the IAAF World U20 Championship.
Amasha ran in lane one in the first of three semifinals and finished 8th clocking 11.86secs. Twanisha Terry of USA was placed first with an impressive run of 11.03secs which is also a new championship record. American Terry was not hassled from the beginning of the race and looked at ease despite running a record time in the competition.
Amasha who holds a Personal Best(PB) time of 11.71 winning Bronze at the Asian Junior Athletic Championship failed to better her PB at the IAAF World U20 but will take heart from the fact that she managed to hold her own against athletes from top tier nations in a Semi-Finals which was run on a wet track due to the rainy conditions in Tampere, Finland.
Jamaican Briana Williams was a class apart from the rest of the competition in the second semifinal clocking 11.25secs while Kristal Awuah from Great Britain won the third semifinal clocking 11.37secs. the final of the event will be a very closely contested affair with the both Terry and Williams battling out to become the World Youth Champion in the Women’s 100m.
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