Brave Judd edged into silver

12 July 2012 / 22:44

Britain's Jessica Judd won a brave silver medal in the 800 metres at the World Junior Athletics Championships in Barcelona on Thursday night.

The 17-year-old from Essex was denied the gold by just 0.05 seconds as she was edged out by American Ajee Wilson, despite clocking a personal best two minutes 0.96secs.

The pair pulled clear of the field with around 200m to go and looked neck and neck going into the home straight, but Wilson had marginally more strength at the death.

Emily Dudgeon came home sixth.

David Bolarinwa qualified second fastest for the final of the 200m as he looks to follow in the footsteps of Adam Gemili, who was presented with his 100m gold medal by former world record holder and Olympic champion Maurice Greene today.

Bolarinwa won his semi-final in 20.85s, but Josh Street went out.

In the women's event, Desiree Henry and Dina Asher-Smith both made it through to the final, the former the joint second fastest qualifier in 23.28.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson, who will compete in the heptathlon at London 2012 but going in the long jump and 100m hurdles in Barcelona, qualified for the long jump final along with Jazmin Sawyers.

James Gladman was fourth in the 110m hurdles, Nicholas Percy eighth in the discus and Pippa Woolven ninth in the 3000m steeplechase, while Abbi Carter qualified for the hammer final.

But there was disappointment for Katie Byres as she failed to record a height in pole vault qualifying.