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Kiryu claims bronze in men’s 100m at junior worlds

Staff report

Teen sprinter Yoshihide Kiryu gave Japan its first medal at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships on Wednesday.

The 18-year-old Kiryu clocked 10.34 seconds in the men’s 100-meter final to earn the bronze at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

Kiryu’s third-place finish earned Japan its first-ever medal in the men’s 100 at junior worlds.

Teammates Kendal Williams and Trayvon Bromell of the United States finished 1-2 with times of 10.21 and 10.28 seconds, respectively.