Tindle sprints way to World Youth Games Final

ASP Athlete/Berwick sprinter Cameron Tindle
ASP Athlete/Berwick sprinter Cameron Tindle

Berwick athlete Cameron Tindle achieved a very creditable eighth place in the World Youth Championships when he reached the 200m final in Colombia at the weekend.

The sprinter, who has only just turned 17, was competing in his first major overseas international event, which was held in Cali.

Earlier in the week, the teenager, who won the New Year Sprint in Edinburgh at the start of 2015, had won his heat in a time of 21.19 seconds.

In the semi-finals he finished third in his race in 20.99, which made him the fifth fastest qualifier.

But in Sunday’s final he was unable to replicate that form and his time of 21.13 put him eighth in the eight man showdown.

The winner was Abul Hakin Sani Brown of Japan, who set a new championship record of 20.34.

The first six runners in the final all ran sub 21 seconds.

Coach Henry Grey said this week that he was ‘immensely proud’ of Tindle and to reach the final had been a major achievement in itself.

Later this year Tindle will run in the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa when he will compete in both the 100m and 200m.