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Six Jamaicans in action later at World Under-20 Championships

Published:Wednesday | July 20, 2016 | 7:01 AM
Dejour Russell competes at Champs. Russell will run out of lane three in the boy's 110 metres hurdles semi final later.

Raymond Graham, Gleaner Writer

BYDGOSZCZ, Poland:
Six Jamaicans will be in action today when the second session on day two of the World Under-20 Championships continues in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Overseas-based Damion Thomas will be the first to grace the track when he competes in heat 11 of the boys' 110 metres hurdles semi-final at 11:18 a.m. Jamaica time. Thomas, who looked quite relaxed in advancing with a win from this heat earlier, will run out of lane seven.

Dejour Russell who finished third earlier will compete in the third and final heat, some eight minutes later, and will run out of lane three.

The top two of each semi-final and the two fastest losers will advance to tomorrow's finals.

Both Raheem Chambers and Jhevaughn Matherson will be eyeing final spots in the boys' 100 metres finals scheduled for 2:35 p.m. Jamaican time today  when they do battle in Semi Finals of the event  a few hour before.

Chambers will be in the first semi-final at 12:20 p.m. and is drawn in lane nine, while Matherson is in the third semi-final which will get underway at 2:34 p.m. where he will run out of lane eight.

The top two and next two fastest will move through to the finals.

Both Junelle Bromfield and Ttiffany James are poised to create history come Thursday for Jamaica at these championships where no Jamaican has ever won Gold in the girls' 400 metres.

It could even be bonus  as two medals are o the card here and both will be in Semi Final action today where they should easily qualify for the final.

Bromfield the top seed here in the event and who was the fifth fastest qualifier from the Heat will take to the track first as she is in semi-final two and run out of lane five.

James, the second seed at these Championships and who clocked 52.98 seconds to be the fastest qualifier from the first round will also run out of lane five from the final semi-final where the top two in each heat and the next two fastest will advanced to the finals.