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Clayton, Cole mine gold and silver at World U20 Champs

 
National junior champion Tina Clayton defended her 100m title at the World Athletics Under 20 Championships in Cali, Colombia on Wednesday night.
 
Clayton dashed to the line in a championship record of 10:95 seconds. The time is also a new national junior record. 
 
She was followed by her compatriot, Serena Cole, who copped the silver in a time of 11:14 seconds. 
 
Third was Shawnti Jackson of the United States, who finished in 11:15 seconds.  
 
Clayton now follows Gillian Russell-Love as Jamaican women to win consecutive World Junior Champs titles. 
 
Russell-Love won the 100m hurdles titles at the 1990 and 1992 stagings. 
 
Another Jamaican, Dexter Lee, had made history when he became the first athlete to win back-to-back 100m titles at the Championships, in 2008 then 2010. 
 
Jamaica is currently third on the medal table at the Cali championship, with one gold, three silver and one bronze.  
 


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