Taylor mines 400m gold in 45.27 seconds

Friday, July 17, 2015

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CALI, Colombia — Christopher Taylor delivered Jamaica’s first gold medal of the 9th IAAF World Youth Championships at the Pascual Guerrero Stadium in Cali, Colombia, when he lowered his own 24-hour-old Jamaican Youth Best 400m record to 45.27 seconds.
The 15-year-old Calabar High student powered home from American Josephus Lyles who was stride for stride with him for about 350 metres, but had to settle for silver and a personal best 45.46 seconds while another American, Keshun Reed, took the bronze in 45.96 seconds.
It was back-to-back gold medals for Jamaica in the men’s 400m after Martin Manley had won in Donetsk, Ukraine, two years ago.


Paul Reid

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