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Onyeka in record-breaking form again at World Junior Championships

07 Aug 2022

Onyeka Okoh did himself proud in the World Junior Championships in Cali, Colombia.  Competing in the 400m Hurdles, he twice bettered his own Chelmsford senior record of 51.29 seconds. First in the heats he ran 51.13s and then, in the semi final, improved on this with 50.95s.for fifth place in a very close race where the winner had clocked 50.12.

So, no qualification for the final but let's remember that the championships are for Under 20's and Onyeka, at only 17, was giving away two years to most entrants.

Report by Roy Meadowcroft