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Tough day for juniors at World Under 20 Championships in Poland

Published:Tuesday | July 19, 2016 | 7:59 PM
In this file photo Obrien Wasome of Jamaica College competes in the long jump event at Champs. Wasome failed to move forward in the event at the World Under 20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland today.

Raymond Graham, Gleaner Writer

Bydgoszcz Poland:
It was a tough opening session for Jamaica's athletes on the first day of competition at the World Under 20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland this morning. This after all four athletes in field events failed to advance from the qualification round of their events.

Petersfield High School's  pair of Sanjae Lawrence and Kevin Nedrick failed to advance to the final of the men's shot put event.

Lawrence finished 13th in Group A with a throw of 18.26 metres while Nedrick ended 16th in Group B with a mark of 16.63 metres.

It was a similar situation in the boys' long jump, as St Jago's Shawn Thompson and Obrien Wasome of Jamaica College failed to move forward in the competition.

Thompson finished 10th in his group with a jump of 7.33 metres while Wasome, who was struggling with an injury, failed to register a mark after fouling three times.

However, the Jamaicans did well on the track as Kingston College's Jhevaughn Matherson and St Jago's Raheem Chambers both advanced to the semifinals of the men's 100 metres.

Matherson clocked 10.47 to finish third in his heat while Chambers stopped the clock in 10.45 seconds to also finish third in his heat.