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Russia’s Tatyana Chernova was the overwhelming star performer in the World Junior Championship Heptathlon in Beijing, China, and it looks as though a star for the future has been born.
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Chernova – following in her mother’s footsteps towards Olympic gold

Russia’s Tatyana Chernova was the overwhelming star performer in the World Junior Championship Heptathlon in Beijing, China, and it looks as though a star for the future has been born.... Read More

As much as Ethiopian runner Tariku Bekele wants to avoid comparisons with his elder brother and multiple world 10000m champion Kenenisa, his victory in the 5000m race in Beijing was like a page torn from the latter’s distance running textbook.
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Gold at last for Tariku Bekele

As much as Ethiopian runner Tariku Bekele wants to avoid comparisons with his elder brother and multiple world 10000m champion Kenenisa, his victory in the 5000m race in Beijing was like a page torn from the latter’s distance running textbook.... Read More

Tariku Bekele the younger brother of the more famous Kenenisa Bekele achieved what the World record holder for 5000m and 10,000m never managed in his junior career, a World Junior track title, while an outstanding solo performance from Kenya’s Irene Jelagat also delighted a near capacity crowd at the Chaoyang Sport Centre for the last night of the 11th IAAF World Junior Championships.
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World Junior Champs, Day 6 – PM session summary

Tariku Bekele the younger brother of the more famous Kenenisa Bekele achieved what the World record holder for 5000m and 10,000m never managed in his junior career, a World Junior track title, while an outstanding solo performance from Kenya’s Irene Jelagat also delighted a near capacity crowd at the Chaoyang Sport Centre for the last night of the 11th IAAF World Junior Championships.... Read More

Realising he needed to train with better facilities in order to succeed, the newly-crowned world junior pole vault champion Germán Chiaraviglio made a temporary break from his home country of Argentina last year to train alongside the world’s best.
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Training in Italy helped Chiaraviglio win gold

Realising he needed to train with better facilities in order to succeed, the newly-crowned world junior pole vault champion Germán Chiaraviglio made a temporary break from his home country of Argentina last year to train alongside the world’s best.... Read More

An impressive winner of yesterday’s semi-final 18-year-old Artur Noga of Poland was an overwhelming winner in the men’s 110m Hurdles final, the first track event of the day.
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Noga wins first title for Poland in Beijing

An impressive winner of yesterday’s semi-final 18-year-old Artur Noga of Poland was an overwhelming winner in the men’s 110m Hurdles final, the first track event of the day.... Read More

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Men's 5000m Final

Tariku Bekele of Ethiopia’s clinched his first ever World title as he won the junior’s 5000m here in Beijing ahead of his countryman Abreham Cherkos Fekele.

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Women's Discus Throw Final

old Dani Samuels of Australia confirmed her pre-event status of favourite to win the women’s Discus Throw final with a new personal best and World Junior leading performance of 60.63m.

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Men's Triple Jump Final

Benjamin Compaoré of France improved his personal best to a World Junior leading 16.61m to win the men’s Triple Jump World Junior title here in Beijing.

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Women's 1500m Final

old Irene Jelagat led the third Kenyan middle-distance double of these Championships as she completed a 60-second last lap to clinch the women’s 1500m gold medal.

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Veronica Nyaruai takes victory in her stride

She may be just turning seventeen and left with two more years in her junior career, but Kenyan runner Veronica Nyaruai’s achievements both on and off the track are enough to make more illustrious runners green with envy.

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News20 Aug 2006

Men's 110m Hurdles Final

An impressive winner of yesterday’s semi-final 18-year-old Artur Noga of Poland was an overwhelming winner in the men’s 110m Hurdles final, the first track event of the day.

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Women's High Jump Final

old Svetlana Radzivil only five jumps to claim her country’s first gold medal of the championships here in Beijing.

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News19 Aug 2006

World Junior Champs, Day 5 – PM session summary

Draped over the side of the spectator tribune at the beginning of the back straight at the Chaoyang Sport Centre tonight was a banner with the legend, “Margus Hunt - Winner”. About twenty metres away on the infield in the Shot Put circle, the Estonian thrower of that name, already the winner this week in a World junior record* of the Discus Throw gold, reconfirmed this statement with a fourth round 20.17m put.

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Tenth consecutive Steeplechase title for Kenya

Willy Rutto Komen of Kenya shoved off an impressive 14 seconds off his personal best to clock a new Championships record of 8:14.00 to win the men’s 3000m Steeplechase final.

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World Junior Champs, Day 5 – AM session summary

The Chinese pair of Hong Liu and Xiangdong Bo completed a sweet double for the host country in the women and men’s finals of the 10,000m Race Walk respectively to highlight the morning session of competition day five at the Chaoyang Sport Centre, here in Beijing.

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News19 Aug 2006

Women's Heptathlon

Russia’s Tatyana Chernova who had taken the lead in the opening event of the women’s Combined Events with a might 13.70 100m Hurdles run, improved her own World Junior leading performance by 51 points to win the Heptathlon World Junior title here in Beijing.

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Men's Javelin Throw Final

old John Robert Oosthuizen of South Africa had signalled his gold medal ambitions when becoming the first automatic qualifier to advance to tonight’s final, his opening effort three days ago an excellent 78.42.

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