Team England had gone 23 years without gold in the men's 100m - until Teddy Wilson came along.

Tyrone Edgar’s triumph at the inaugural 2000 Commonwealth Youth Games was the only time an English sprinter had stood atop the podium in the blue riband event.

Sixteen-year-old Wilson roared to golden glory in Trinbago in 10.37 seconds, joined on the podium by fellow Team England athlete Ebuka Nwokeji for silver.

The first-ever English duo to share a 100m podium at the Games, Wilson stamped his name on the final dash from the start whilst Nwokeji was made to work for silver, slow out of the blocks but surging back complete the historic one-two finish and edge out Jamaica’s Shaquane Gordon in the process.

After their success on the track, get to know your 100m stars.

Teddy Wilson

Cool, calm and collected is Teddy's gold medal-winning mantra.

The North London sprinting sensation rocked up to Trinbago with cause to be confident after equalling the European Under-18 100m record with a personal best of 10.26 at the Mannheim International in June.

But Teddy believes that it's his ability to stay composure under pressure that is his point of difference on the track.

"I never felt any pressure going in as I'm pretty composed under pressure," he said.

"If you are not then that's when you can start to panic a little bit, and things can start to go wrong, and you begin to feel a little bit flustered."

His passion for athletics goes well beyond his own exploits on the track - he is a student of the game and spent the Covid-19 Pandemic studying the legends of the past.

"I was always fast when I was a kid, but I never joined a club properly," he said.

"So, I think in year seven summer I got into it.

"Obviously the pandemic shut things down and I just had to persevere.

"All I did was sit down and watch races over and watch old videos of athletes competing."

Ebuka Nwokeji

Ebuka took a risk when he traded studs for spikes but silver at the 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games means it has paid off.

>span class="x_x_ContentPasted0 x_ContentPasted0">And with just one full year of training and a stunning personal best of 10.43 seconds under his belt, Ebuka has roared roared to new and unexpected heights in Trinbago.

“I just found more enjoyment on the track," he said.

"I like how, if I lose a race, I am the one to be held accountable, I feel like I am in control of what happens in my race.

"I used to play football more than focus on track because I was usually the fastest footballer on the pitch, and I would use my pace to help me get past people.

"I played semi-professionally, and I had a bit of a decision to make.

"It was only this year that I realised how good I am at athletics, this was my first full year of training."

Ebuka played football for Welland Valley FC, Santos Panthers FC and Rushden Diamonds before focusing his energy on sprinting at Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers Athletics Club.

And the teenage sprinting star hopes that his remarkable rise to the Commonwealth Youth Games podium can inspire others to take risks and follow the sport they love.

He added: "A year ago, I would never have thought that I could go this far in my journey.

"I had targets, but I didn't know I would reach them this quickly. I knew the potential I had but I'm still kind of shocked."