2018 World U20 100m champion Briana Williams cruised to an easy win in her semi-final heat on Friday to advance to the finals where she faces the dual American threat of Lauren Rain Williams and Jayla Kirkland.

Jamaica’s Malik James-King surged down the home stretch to be an automatic qualifier for the men’s 400m hurdles final at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland on Friday.

Jamaica suffered mixed fortunes in the sprint relays on Friday at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland.

Jamaica’s Brittany Anderson and Amoi Brown won their 100m hurdles heats in impressive fashion at the IAAF World U20 Championships on Friday in what seems to be a looming showdown with their American rivals.

Briana Williams, the World U20 100m champion, got her 200m campaign off the ground on Friday by winning her heat in 23.32s and looking like she has a lot more in store.

Chanel Brissett leads the world U20 lists with 12.75 – the second fastest time in history at U20 level – but the 18-year-old still missed out on a place on the US team for Tampere. 

Briana Williams’ composure under pressure made the difference in the finals of the Women’s 100m finals at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland on Thursday.

Briana Williams upset the gold medal favourite to win the 100m finals at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland on Thursday.

Jamaica's Damion Thomas won his country's first gold medal at the IAAF World U20 Championships on Thursday when he won the 110m hurdles title. He also became the first Jamaican to win a World U20 title in the event.

Jamaica's Christopher Taylor and Chantz Sawyers on Thursday both qualified for the finals of the Men's 400m finals at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland.

Jamaica's Shian Salmon produced an impressive performance Thursday to easily qualify for Friday's final of the Women's 400m hurdles at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland.

Jamaica's Briana Williams continued her impressive showing on Thursday in the semi-finals of the Women's 100m at the IAAF U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland.

Running in wet conditions, the 16-year-old Jamaican, exploded from the blocks and cruised home in 11.25s to win the second of three semi-finals heats.

However, unlike in the preliminary round when she had the fastest time, Williams' time was only second best as Twanisha Terry, the American favoured for the gold medal, set a new championship record of 11.03s in winning the first of three semi-finals. It is the seventh fastest ever time run at the U20 level. The American, who has a personal best of 10.99, said her aim was to break the 11-second barrier at these championships and seems on course to achieve that goal.

Great Britain's Kristal Awauh secured her place in the final by winning the third semi-final in 11.37s and looks set to be on the podium after today's final.

TT's Jenea Spinks was third in 11.62 and Jamaica's Ockera Myrie 11.67, were third and fourth, respectively, and failed to advance to the final.

Jamaica’s Wayne Pinnock won his country’s first medal at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland on Wednesday.

In major championships 100m finals, the eyes may always be drawn towards the central lanes, but Indonesia’s Lalu Muhammad Zohri proved once again that it’s always unwise to discount those further afield. 

Jamaica’s Damion Thomas and Orlando Bennett, two of the three fastest boys in history in the sprint hurdles, easily advanced to the finals of the 110m hurdles at the IAAF World Under20 Championships on Wednesday, looking like medal favourites.

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