- Ethiopia's Tizita Bogale duly won the race but Ciara Mageean with a stunning performance managed to upset the expected African domination when winning the silver medal ahead of Nancy Chepkwemoi on the final day of the 13th IAAF World Junior Championships at the Stade de Moncton.</p>... Read More
Marija Vukovic of Montenegro won that country's first athletics medal of any kind - and gave the assembled spectators their first listen of the Montenegran national anthem at that - when she cleared 1.91m in the High Jump.... Read More
"When I got it in first, I was running. I didn’t want anybody to catch me. I thought, I’m going to bring it home, I’m going to bring in the gold. They handed it to me first, and I’m going to show them the respect I have for them not to lose this," Regina George of the US.
The duel between the top two junior hammer throwers this year, throwing second and first in the order, was joined immediately in the first round of throwing. Conor McCullough reached 77.59m in the first throw of competition, but his lead barely lasted minutes as Akos Hudi flung the 6kg ball and chain out to 78.37m.<br><br>
"It was not a very hard race. When we started racing my body showed me I could win this race. When we did the first round then the second round you could see the other strong people. And then my body showed me I could win the final," David Mutua of Kenya.
Kenya extended their total dominance of the men's distance events to include the middle distances as David Mutinda Mutua ran down the U.S. pair of Casimir Loxom and Robby Andrews on the 800m homestretch to complete a full set of gold medals. Kenya has not lost a men's event at 800m or longer here in Moncton.<br><br>
Jonathan Muia Ndiku was a superb winner of the men’s 3000m Steeplechase final here in Moncton as the 19-year-old clocked 8:23.48, the four fastest junior time in the world this year to demolish the rest of the 12-man field.