Paris (AFP)

Jamaican Tina Clayton won the 100m at the U20 World Championships Thursday in Nairobi with a time of 11 sec 09 / 100th (wind: -0.6m / s) ahead of Namibian Beatrice Masilingi, one of the Tokyo Olympics revelations.

Clayton, already the fastest in the semi-finals the day before, dominated the final from start to finish to set a new personal best and claim the title won in 2018 by compatriot Briana Williams, member of the 4x100 relay at 17. m sacred Jamaican in Tokyo.

Clayton was never worried by Masilingi, 2nd (11.39), while the 3rd place went to the Swiss Melissa Gutschmidt (11.51).

Masilingi, 18, was surprisingly 6th in the 200m final at the Tokyo Games.

The Namibian athlete was originally scheduled to line up for the 400m but had to fall back to the 200m due to his naturally too high testosterone levels and World Athletics' regulations on hyperandrogenism and athletes who exhibit "differences in sexual development" (DSD).

His compatriot Christine Mboma, 18, also concerned by this regulation, caused a sensation in Tokyo by winning the silver medal in the 200 m, with a new world record for juniors (21.81).

Mboma did not compete in the 100m at the U-20 Worlds, but she is on the start list for the 200m heats scheduled for Friday morning, as is Masilingi.

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