World U-20 Champs: Stephens lowers personal best again to book spot in 100m final

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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TAMPERE, Finland — Michael Stephens lowered his personal best for a second straight day, running 10.22 seconds (1.4m/s) to qualify for this afternoon's final of the men's 100m at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships at Tampere Stadium in Finland.

Stephenson, who had lowered his time to 10.30s yesterday, tied with Sweden's Henrick Larsson, who set a National Junior Record, for first.

Meanwhile, Michael Bentley did not show for his men's 100m semi-finals and it was heard that he suffered a hamstring injury after yesterday's first round.

Earlier Damion Thomas and Orlando Bennett qualified for Thursday's final of the men's 110m hurdles after qualifying in this afternoon's semi-finals.

Bennett won his semi-final heat in 13.45 seconds (0.2m/s) while Thomas, the joint World Junior Record holder was second in his semi-finals in 13.37 seconds (1.4m/s) after getting off to a slow start.

Paul Reid

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