Though she has displayed tremendous ability in two athletics disciplines, rising star Gong Luying is likely to direct much of her focus towards the long jump for the foreseeable future in an attempt to help her province close the gap on their compatriots in one of China's best track and field events.
After winning Kenya's first gold of the IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017, George Manangoi was not surprised.
Cuba has developed such a strong culture of triple jumping that the hop, skip and jump has almost become synonymous with the blue and white stripes of the Caribbean nation’s flag.
The IAAF and the Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences at University of Tsukuba joined forces with Kenyatta University, the Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation and the United Nations Office in Nairobi to stage a packed day of activities for some 400 children on the playing fields at Kenyatta University last week
If you are ever given the unenviable task of racing against Sokwakhana Zazini, you need to know three things: he's got as much respect for you as you do for him; he's going to hammer it down from the gun; and he's almost certainly going to beat you.
Watching Yaroslava Mahuchikh compete in the girls' high jump final at the World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017, many probably assumed she had been jumping since she was a young child.
With 10 sets of medals on the line on the final day of the IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017, there was plenty of excitement for the 60,000 capacity crowd in the Kasarani Stadium on Sunday.
After missing out to Ethiopia in most of the distance races at the IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017, Kenya won the one gold medal they would have wanted more than any other, with Leonard Bett charging to victory in the boys' 2000m steeplechase final on Sunday (16).
Ethiopia stunned the hosts with a superb middle-distance performance on Sunday (16), with Selemon Barega producing a smart tactical race to win the boys' 3000m final at a packed Kasarani Stadium.
Gong Luying took China's third girls' long jump gold in the history of the World U18 Championships with a consistent series of jumps headed by a best of 6.37m. Gong, who entered the final with the best performance this year, added a further two centimetres to her best.
Matthias Orban of France lived up to expectations on Sunday (16) by dominating the boys' pole vault final on the last day of the IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017.
Britany Anderson of Jamaica ran 12.72, the fastest ever 100m hurdles time by an U18 athlete, in winning the final.