Kadrian Goldson wins 100m gold at World University Games

In an exhilarating display of speed and grit Jamaica’s Kadrian Goldson won gold in the 100m dash at the 2023 FISU World University Games in Chendgu, China on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old Goldson, a student at the GC Foster College in Spanish Town, St Catherine, fought off a stern challenge from South Africa’s Shaun Maswanganyi to take the coveted title. The Jamaica led early but was passed by the South African mid-race.

However, Goldson remained composed and eventually regained the lead late to cross the finish line in 10.04 just ahead of Maswanganyi, who clocked in at 10.06.

China’s Guanfeng Chen won the bronze medal after clocking 10.17.

It was the second of Jamaica’s two medals on the day.

Kai Chang of the University of the West Indies threw a commendable 61.66m to win the silver medal in the men’s discus, an event won by Poland’s Oskar Stachnik, who threw 63.00m.

Algeria’s Oussama Khennoussi threw 61.33m to secure the bronze medal.

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