Women 100 metres Hurdles Final
This year’s world leader and the only junior athlete till then to break the 13-second barrier since 1997, Cuba’s Anay Tejeda started as the favourite for the 100m hurdles final.
Running in lane four and with her main rivals on both sides, Poland’s Agnieszka Frankowska in 3 and Germany’s Tina Klein in 5, Tejeda was the fastest out of the blocks. Despite hitting hurdle 3, Tejeda was never in danger and easily claimed the world junior title in the excellent time of 12.81. Unfortunately for world record purposes, the wind was over the permitted 2.0 m/s (3.4 m/s) and her time – 3 hundredths of a second faster than Aliuska Lopez’s World record of 12.84 – will only be registered among the windy performances.
Tejeda’s supremacy was such that she overshadowed the rest of the race.
Battling for the remaining honours were Austria’s Elisabeth Maurer in lane 2, Frankowska and Klein. Maurer heavily hit the last barrier and fell to the floor leaving silver to Frankowska in 13.16 and bronze to Klein in 13.23.