ADAM GEMILI is the fourth Briton in 14 years to win the world junior 100 metres title, while a further four have been on the podium.
The UK is now the most prolific winner of the short sprint, yet not one of these athletes has gone on to claim an individual senior global medal, far less a title.
Prodigious Scottish junior talents have also failed to make an individual impact. Gemili's time of 10.05 seconds in Barcelona this week was a championship record and British junior best, prompting extravagant speculation that he may become the first junior ever to go under 10 seconds.
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