Israeli Afrifah stuns to win 200m at world juniors

Reuters |
Published: 08.05.22, 09:50
Israeli Blessing Akawasi Afrifah stunned favorite Letsile Tebogo to win the men's 200 meters by a whisker in 19.96 seconds at the world under-20 championships in Colombia on Thursday.
Tebogo drew comparisons to Usain Bolt when he coasted to victory in the 100m in a junior world record time of 9.91 on Tuesday but the Botswanan's hopes of a sprint double were dashed by Afrifah in a thrilling final.
The 18-year-old, born in Israel to West African parents, stayed close behind Tebogo coming round the bend and a late surge saw him claim the title by six-thousandths of a second in a photo finish.