The marquee 100m didn’t fail to provide storylines at the Youth Olympics.
Sydney Siame took the fastest man at the Nanjing Games title in 10.56 seconds, just .01 over Japan’s Kenta Oshima. That came after Jamaican favorite Raheem Chambers pulled out before the final. Chambers suffered a reported hamstring injury in winning his preliminary heat.
Siame’s victory was notable given Zambia has never won an Olympic gold medal.
The women’s favorite also did not contest the 100m final. Poland’s Ewa Nikola Swoboda was disqualified for a false start after “she appeared to tumble forward before the gun went off,” Reuters reported.
Swoboda clocked 11.30 seconds in her preliminary heat, .34 faster than anybody else over all the heats. In the final, China’s Liang Xiaojing prevailed in 11.65.
NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra‘s coverage of the Youth Olympics continues Saturday from 9-11 p.m. ET. NBC has coverage Sunday from noon-1 p.m. ET, followed by NBCSN from 9-10.