Antonio Watson proud of his YOG 200m silver

By October 16, 2018
Watson said he was proud to win another medal on the world stage. Watson said he was proud to win another medal on the world stage.

Though disappointed about not winning the gold medal, Jamaica’s Antonio Watson said he was proud to have come away from the men’s 200m at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics in Argentina with a silver medal.

Watson was third in his Stage 2 heat in 21.08s and along with his Stage 1 time of 21.33 saw him move into the silver medal position behind Qatar’s Abdelaziz who ran a personal best 20.68s in his Stage 2 heat to go along with his Stage 1 run of 21.10s which was also a personal best.

Brazil’s Lucas Conceicao Vilar ran a personal best 20.99s in his Stage 2 heat to win the bronze medal. He had run 21.68s in his Stage 1 heat.

“Knowing that I moved down to the 200m to compete here and come away with a silver medal, I am very proud of myself,” said Brown who won the 400m gold medal at the IAAF World U18 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya in 2017.

“I was a bit disappointed knowing that I am the World Youth Champion, I wanted to come out here and go home with a gold medal, but unfortunately that didn’t happen. I just have to go back home feeling proud that I have come out with a medal and just enjoy the rest of the championships.”

Brown said he gave it his all but he was not in the best of shape at this time of year when he is usually doing background training in preparation for the season ahead.

“To come out here running 21-zero, it’s a great feeling. I couldn’t anything else about it. It’s always a great privilege to win at the world level.”

Watson's medal was the second of the Youth Olympic Games following the bronze medal won by Ackera Nugent in the 100m hurdles.

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