Jamaica’s Christopher Taylor Clocks Record Time At World Championships

Photo Credit:  IAAF World Youth Championships.
Photo Credit: IAAF World Youth Championships.

Jamaica’s Christopher Taylor captured the gold medal in the boys’ 400 meter final in a world youth leading and Jamaica National Youth record 45.27 secs, on day-3 of the 9th IAAF World Youth Track & Field Championships in Cali, Colombia.

The 15-year-old Taylor made the track his own, beating his nearest rival American Josephus Lyles by 19th hundredth of a second.

Lyles clocked 45.46 secs with another American Keshun Reed third in 45.96 secs.

Taylor only 24 hours earlier broke Usain Bolt’s national youth record of 45.35 second, with a semi-final record run of 45.30 secs.

Taylor’s gold left Jamaica in joint 10th position in the medal table led by the USA with 9 medals including 2 gold.

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