Record and rank Colombia to the 4×100 final of the FIFA U-20 World Cup

Colombian women’s team in the 4×100 race.

Photo: Colombian Olympic Committee

The Colombian team qualified in the women’s 4 x 100 relay, Thursday, for the final of its category at the FIFA U-20 World Cup to be held in Cali.

Great performances by Colombians Maria Alejandra Murillo, Marlette Ospino, Melanie Bolano and Laura Martinez, who, in addition to going into the last round, set a national record by stopping the clock at 44.34.

Local athletes finished second behind the UK team with a score of 43.78 and are the favorites to win the gold medal.

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The final will be Friday at 5:30 p.m. and the women’s team is hoping to have more luck than the men’s team, who played their branch final on Thursday, but were disqualified due to track breakouts.

Afifa surprise today

Israeli Blessed Akawasi Afrifa made the surprise debut on Thursday, defeating Botswana Letsel Tibogo in the 200m final.

A photo of the arrival of a very intense rivalry between the Israelis and Botswana gave the win to the former, despite the fact that both clocked a time of 19.16 seconds. The bronze went to Australian Caleb Law, who finished the test at Pascual Guerrero Stadium in Cali with a time of 20.48 seconds.

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Without a medal were South Africa’s Benjamin Richardson (20.55), American Brandon Miller (20.64), Jamaican Brian Level (20.72), Britain’s Jeryl Quino (20.73) and Turkey’s Anthony Smith (20.87).

The defeat of 19-year-old Tibogo was the biggest surprise of the day, as Botswana was buoyed by the results of the previous day, in which he won the 100m with a time of 9.91 seconds, a world record for this class. And that still holds true as a great promise for the sport.

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Linares, in the final

The Under-20 World Championships in Athletics continues. One of the main attractions will be Natalia Linares, on Friday, who will be seeking a second medal for Colombia in competition in the long jump final.

So far, silver javelin Valentina Barrios has been the only Colombian to climb to the podium.

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