Jacko Gill show
LILLE (FRA, Jul 7): Super talent Jacko Gill from New Zealand was the
star of the second day at World Youth Championships. In second round he
got superb world youth best 24.35 with 5 kg implement. He also had
following 24.03, 23.54 and 24.02 marks. His previous world best from
December 2010 was 23.86. “It was good competition so I was really quite
pumped, I just hit that first throw and the second was quite good so to
know I was hopefully going to win the competition quite early was good,”
said Gill for NZ Athletics website.
The other two medals for USA: Tyler
Schultz was second 20.25 ahead of Braheme Days 20.14. Another top mark
came from Australian Jake Stein who won the octathlon with world leading
6491 points after six personal bests. “This is the best day of my life,
all I can say is that I’m stoked,” Stein said. Silver for Fredrick
Ekholm of Sweden 6127 and bronze for Brazilian Felipe dos Santos 5966.
US dominated in the girls 100 m final (-0.6), Jennifer Madu won in 11.57
ahead of Myasia Jacobs 11.61 and Jamaican favorite Christiania Williams
who was leading until 90 m 11.63.
Close finish in the boys 100 m,
finally the gold for Jamaica as Odail Todd got 10.51 (-0.3). Second
Japanese Kazuma Oseto 10.52 and third home French Michael-Meba Zeze
10.57. German Christin Hussong improved three times her javelin best,
the winning mark was world leading 59.74 m. Silver for Sofi Flinck of
Sweden 54.62 and bronze for Monique Cilione of Australia 52.77. Trinity
Wilson of USA won the 100m hurdles in world leading 13.11 ahead of Swiss
Noemi Zbaren 13.17.
World best of French Adriana Lamalle 13.08 was
close. Kendall Williams of USA got the bronze (13.28). Qing Lin won the
long jump for the China 783 ahead of Johan Taleus of Sweden 744 and
Italian Stefano Brago 742.