Jamaica's Taylor, Sawyers, Barbados' Jones into final of 400m

By July 12, 2018
Taylor recovered from a poor start to easily win his semi-finals of the World U20 400m Taylor recovered from a poor start to easily win his semi-finals of the World U20 400m

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.

Taylor, the world leader in the event at 44.88, got off to a poor start but recovered to take the lead with 80 metres to go, winning his heat in 46.18s ahead of Canada's Khamal Stewart-Baynes who was timed in 46.38s.

Earlier, in the first semi-final, Sawyers was second in a comfortable 46.19s behind Belgium's Johnathan Sacoor, who set a personal best and national junior record of 45.72.

Italy's Edoardo Scotti set a new national record of 45.84s to win the second semifinal ahead of Barbados's  Johnathan Jones 46.22 who are both into Friday's final.

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