Boling wins gold as Seville and Stephens claim silver and bronze

By July 19, 2019

The USA’s Matthew Boling drew first blood in his maiden clash with Jamaica’s Oblique Seville in the final of the 100m at the Pan Am U20 Championships in Costa Rica on Friday night.

Boling set a new personal best of 10.11 to defeat Seville who claimed the silver medal in 10.21. Meanwhile, Seville’s compatriot Michael Stephens stopped the clock in 10.34s.

The highly-anticipated clash between the USA's best versus Jamaica's best was expected to produce fireworks and it was the American who proved to be better on the day, powering through to the tape to take his first Pan Am U20 title.

Seville, though, running in lane three, seemed to be thrown off at the start by movement by Rico Moultrie of the Bahamas who was in lane one. He eventually finished eighth.

 

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