• USA's Noah Lyles takes world junior 100m crown

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Noah Lyles of the United States took the men's 100m gold at the World Athletics Junior Championships day 3 in Bydgoszcz, Poland. 

In a dramatic finish, the fastest teenage sprinter in 2016 Noah Lyles clocked 10.17 seconds to win the first gold medal for the United States at these championships.

 In a super tight finish for the second place Italy's Filippo Tortu that took silver clocking 20.24 seconds, while Barbados Mario Burke grabbed bronze in 10.26 seconds. 

Jamaican Raheem Chambers, who led the race until 70m,  was passed passed by 5 sprinters in final strides and finished in 6th place in 10.30 seconds. 

Just 8 days ago Lyles almost qualified for the Rio Olympics after he finished in 4th place in the 200m final at the USA track and field trials in Eugene.

In the men's decathlon Germany's Niklas Kaul with thanks to very strong performances in day 2 managed brake World Junior record scoring 8162 points. The old junior record belonged to Czech Republic's Jiri Sykora who scored 8135 points to win world junior two years ago in Eugene.  Meanwhile Belarus decathlete Maksim Andralaitis  took silver in a new national junior record score of 8046 points as Estonian Johannes Erm claimed bronze with a new Estonian junior record of 7879 pints. points. 

Clocking a new championships record of 8:41.76, Ethiopian runner Beyenu Degefa prevailed in the women's 3000m final while Brunean Dalila Gosa clocked 8:46.42 to beat into third Germany's Konstanze Klosterhalfen 8:46.76. Both Gosa and Klosterhalfen posted new national Junior records for their country's. 

Poland's Klaudia Maruszewska  topped the women's javelin final with a personal best toss of 57.59m in her opening round ver South African Jo-Ane Van Dyk, who threw 57.32m PB in her 3rd attempt. Qualification leader Turkey's Eda Tugsuz concluded the podium with a mark of 56.71m. 

In the men's long jump Cuba's Mykel Masso was the only man to reach 8m mark after he leaped 8.00m into -1.8m/s headwind in round 2 to secure win and first medal for his country in Bydgoszcz. Miltiadis Tentoglou of Greece with 7.91m took silver, while Darcy Roper of Australia claimed bronze with a leap of 7.88m.

After two days Germany is leading the medal table with 2 golds and 1 bronze followed by Poland with 2 gold medals and China with 1 gold and 1 silver. 

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 100m Men Results

POS ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK REACTION TIME
1 Noah LYLES USAUSA 10.17 0.152
2 Filippo TORTU ITAITA 10.24 0.171
3 Mario BURKE BARBAR 10.26 0.154
4 Tlotliso LEOTLELA RSARSA 10.28 0.147
5 Paulo André DE OLIVEIRA BRABRA 10.29 0.157
6 Raheem CHAMBERS JAMJAM 10.30 0.143
7 Derick SILVA BRABRA 10.37 0.182
8 Rechmial MILLER GBRGBR 16.18 0.158



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