Jamaica's Thomas, Bennett, medal favourites in 110m hurdles final

By July 11, 2018
Damion Thomas easily qualified for the finals of the 110m looking like a gold medal favourite. Damion Thomas easily qualified for the finals of the 110m looking like a gold medal favourite.

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.

Thomas who equaled to the U20 record (99cm) of 12.99 at the Jamaican championships last month eased to a second place finish in his heat in 13.37s. The heat was won by Great Britain’s Jason Richardson who ran a personal best of 13.32.

Bennett, who clocked 13.00 at the Jamaican championships, losing on the line to Thomas, was also in cruise mode, winning his heat in 13.45.

There is a strong chance that the Jamaicans can go 1-2 in the finals given how far they seem to be ahead of their rivals.

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