After provoking an initial false start as he had done in the semi-final Abdulagadir Idriss went on to become the first Sudanese athlete to win a global title in the Hurdles.
The initial recall put all the boys on their guard and only three lanes got away with a reaction time of 0.200.
Idriss overcame this second slow start and was in the lead early, with USA’s David Klech making up ground and pulling into the lead until the final hurdle, which he led over, with a two stride advantage over Idriss.
But coming off the last hurdle, things started to go wrong for both Idriss and Klech with both striving to pull ahead of the other and maintain their balance at the same time, they approached the line with their arms flailing wildly both looking like they could fall at any moment.
In the ned Idriss did fall, but not before hed had crossed the line ahead of Klech, who was also beaten at the line by Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed Daak, with both athlete’s credited with the same time of 50.90 and the Saudi given the advantage by the photo-finish judges.
Idriss finished his race in a World youth leading time of 50.78.