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American Whitney wins world junior 200 meters

American Kaylin Whitney, 16, wins 200 meters at junior worlds

American Whitney wins world junior 200 meters

EUGENE, Oregon (AP) -- Sixteen-year-old American Kaylin Whitney won the 200 meters Friday at the world junior athletics championships.

Whitney was shown a yellow card for what appeared to be a false start but was not disqualified, going on to win in a wind-aided 22.82 seconds. At 16, she became the youngest gold medalist at the international event that runs through Sunday.

This month at the U.S. junior championships, Whitney broke the world youth record in 22.49, besting the 17-and-under mark of 22.58 set by Marion Jones in 1992.

She claimed the bronze medal in the 100 meters at the worlds earlier this week.

The U.S. team got another gold with Trentavis Friday's wind-aided 20.04-second victory in the men's 200 on Friday.


Updated : 2021-01-23 23:38 GMT+08:00