12th July 2019


Jordan Broome (coach: Ronnie Williams; club: Sale Harriers Manchester) was sixth in the 200m on the fourth day of the World University Games.

Broome won his semi-final in 20.80 (+0.2) earlier in the evening, so he went into his first major final with a lot of confidence. He went quicker, clocking 10.75 (+0.5) for sixth position. Brazilian Paulo Andre Camilo completed the sprint double in Naples, winning in a PB of 20.28.

Jessica Hunter (Scott Grace; Shaftesbury Barnet) narrowly missed out on a place in the 100m hurdles final after crossing the line sixth in her semi-final, running a time of 13.53 (-0.9).

Dani Chattenton (Kyle Bennett; MK Distance Project) comfortably placed fourth in her 1500m heat, clocking a time of 4:21.00. Finishing fifth fastest overall out of the heats, automatically pushed her through to the finals on Saturday evening.

Over in the discus, two Brits made a powerful impression on the field. Nick Percy (Vesteinn Hafsteinsson; Shaftesbury Barnet) placed third in the stronger of the two qualifying pools with a throw of 60.61m and with that, he qualified fourth overall. Teammate Gregory Thompson (Neville Thompson; Shaftesbury Barnet) was not far behind, throwing 59.57m meaning both Brits will appear in the final on Saturday.

Khai Riley-La Borde (Ray Gibbins; Enfield and Haringey) and Miguel Perera (Jerzy Maciuekiewicz; Harrow) both missed out on qualifying in their heats in the 110m Hurdles, finishing in fourth and fifth position respectively. Wilhem Belocian (FRA) stormed to a time of 13.57 and looks to be the favourite to win in the semi-finals on Friday evening.

Entering the first day of the heptathlon, Emma Nwofor (Linford Christie; Newham and Essex) had a quick start to the day, finishing second in the 110m Hurdles, clocking 13.72 (-0.4) and for joint sixth in the high jump, clearing 1.47m. However, after a throw of 11.25m in the shot put and a swift 25.27 (+0.4) over 200m left her on 3322 points after day one, in seventh position overall.

Youngster Lucy Turner (Sam Stanislaus; Gateshead) followed behind with 14.44 (+1.2) in the 100m Hurdles, 1.47m in the high jump and a throw of 10.83m in the shot put. Her 200m time of 26.54 (+0.4) left her on 2840 points after four events in 14th place.