Top Ad
I DIG Radio
www.idigradio.com
Listen live to the best music from around the world!
I DIG Style
www.idigstyle.com
Learn about the latest fashion styles and more...

Dutee Chand and Paulo André Camilo win 100m titles at World University Games

Written by 
Published in Athletics
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 15:07

Taylor Campbell claims Britain’s first athletics medal in Naples with hammer bronze

Day two of the athletics at the World University Games belonged to fast starters in Naples as Dutee Chand and Paulo André Camilo were uncatchable right from the blocks in the 100m.

Camilo, who was part of the Brazilian 4x100m team which took gold at the IAAF World Relays in Yokohama in May, stormed to a time of 10.09 to win the men’s title by a clear margin.

South African Chederick Van Wyk’s fast finish showed he may be a serious contender for the 200m title later in the week as he ran 10.23 to take the silver while Camilo’s Yokohama team mate, Rodrigo Do Nascimento, took the bronze in 10.32.

Indian No.1 Chand was able to hold off fastest qualifier, Swiss athlete Ajla Del Ponte (11.33), and Germany’s European bronze relay medallist Lisa Kwayie (11.39), to take the women’s title in 11.32.

In the men’s 10,000m, South African Milton Mokofane Kekana negotiated hot conditions to break away over the last 500m from race favourite Hiroki Abe of Japan, winning in 29:29.43 to 29:30.01. Adriaan Wildschutt added another medal to South Africa’s tally, finishing third in 29:36.39.

In the field events, Ukranian Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk won the women’s long jump with a 6.84m leap ahead of Portugal’s Evelise Tavares Da Veiga with 6.61m and Romania’s Florentina Iusco with 6.55m, while Italian Daisy Osakue won the women’s discus with a personal best throw of 61.69m.

Taylor Campbell won Britain’s first athletics medal at this year’s Games, throwing a personal best of 73.86m to take bronze in the men’s hammer behind Turkish athlete Ozkan Baltaci with 75.98m and Ukranian Serhii Reheda with 74.27m.

Campbell’s team-mate Mari Smith missed out on the 800m final by just two hundredths of a second.

German athlete Christina Hering finished strongly round the last bend to win the second semi-final in 2:03.36 ahead of Canadian Jenna Westaway’s 2:03.42 to deny the 2018 BUCS champion a place in the final as she ran 2:03.44 in third.

Results can be found here.

A day one athletics report is here.

Read 8382 times

Soccer

Sources: Chelsea's £40m Gordon bid rejected

Sources: Chelsea's £40m Gordon bid rejected

Chelsea have had a £40 million bid for Anthony Gordon rejected by Everton, sources have told ESPN.Bl...

Klopp: Critics judged Nunez too early

Klopp: Critics judged Nunez too early

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praised Darwin Nunez's physicality and technical ability, saying the...

Tuchel faces FA probe after criticising referee

Tuchel faces FA probe after criticising referee

Thomas Tuchel is being investigated by the English Football Association (FA) over comments he made r...

Basketball

USA Basketball sets roster for WC qualifying

USA Basketball sets roster for WC qualifying

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- USA Basketball has picked its 12-man roster for the opening second-round...

NBA to retire Russell's No. 6 for all 30 teams

NBA to retire Russell's No. 6 for all 30 teams

The NBA will honor the legacy of Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell by retiring his No. 6 jersey for...

Baseball

LeMahieu dealing with toe issue, to have MRI

LeMahieu dealing with toe issue, to have MRI

BOSTON -- New York Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu has been dealing with a right big toe issue ov...

Bregman delivers on HR ask: 'Hit one for Uvalde'

Bregman delivers on HR ask: 'Hit one for Uvalde'

Hours after representatives of the Houston Astros hosted members of Texas' Uvalde community for a pr...

Sports Leagues

  • FIFA

    Fédération Internationale de Football Association
  • NBA

    National Basketball Association
  • ATP

    Association of Tennis Professionals
  • MLB

    Major League Baseball
  • ITTF

    International Table Tennis Federation
  • NFL

    Nactional Football Leagues
  • FISB

    Federation Internationale de Speedball

About Us

I Dig® is a leading global brand that makes it more enjoyable to surf the internet, conduct transactions and access, share, and create information.  Today I Dig® attracts millions of users every month.

 

Phone: (800) 737. 6040
Fax: (800) 825 5558
Website: www.idig.com
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Affiliated