Gold for Indonesia in boys 100 m
TAMPERE (FIN, Jul 11): There were upsets across the board on the second day of the World U20 Championships in Tampere. Indonesia’s Lalu Muhammaed Zohri won his country’s first ever medal in championship history in 10.18 ahead of the American duo of Anthony Schwartz (10.22) and Eric Harrison (10.22) and Japan’s Nozomi Tanaka front ran to the 3000m title in 8:54.01 from Ethiopians Meselu Berhe (8:56.39) and Tsige Gebreselama (8:59.20). Heptathlete Alina Shukh won the javelin title with 55.95m from Japan’s Took Kuwazoe (55.66m) although they did add to their title haul with gold in the long jump with Yuki Hashioka winning with 8.03m from Cuba’s Maikel Y. Vidal (7.99m) and Jamaica’s Wayne Pinnock (7.90m). In the decathlon, Australia’s Ashley Moloney eclipsed Niklas Kaul’s championship record with 8190 points, winning from teammate Gary Haasbroek (7798) and Switzerland’s Simon Ehammer (7642). New Zealand’s Madison-Lee Wesche won a tight shot put final with her sixth round throw of 17.09m from China’s Zhang Linru and the Netherlands’ Jorinde van Klinken who both went out to 17.05m. Notable shocks on the second day included world U20 leader Christos Frantzeskakis fouling out in the hammer qualifying and reigning world U20 champion Sammy Watson not making it through the 800m semifinals.