High jumper Alessia Trost made hard work of getting her expected gold medal with a competition littered with failures but eventually the tall, elegant Italian prevailed as the only women to go over 1.91m at the IAAF World Junior Championships on Sunday (15).... Read More
The United States of America completed a sweep of all four relay titles here in Barcelona as the men’s 4x400m team of Quincy Downing, Aldrich Bailey, Chidi Okezie and Arman Hall clocked a new World Junior leading time 3:03.99. ... Read More
Kenya’s Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon completed in style a brilliant hat trick of international medals as her overwhelming victory today comes after last year’s World Youth 1500m gold medal and the World Cross Country Junior medal also managed on the Spanish soil of Punta Umbría, where she ran barefoot. ... Read More
The World leader at 1.92 Italy’s Alessia Trost added today the World Junior title to her 2009 World Youth gold medal. The event had been billed as a clash between Russia’s European Junior champion Mariya Kuchina and Trost herself.
Kenyan middle distance runners Conseslus Kipruto and the tiny figure of Faith Kipyegon highlighted a magnificent final night's action with their 3000m Steeplechase and 1500m successes when the IAAF World Junior Championships concluded after six days in Barcelona tonight.
Pedro Pichardo set a new Personal Best and World leading 16.79 to clinch the fourth World Junior Triple Jump title for Cuba following in the footsteps of Yoelbi Quesada in 1992, René Hernandez in 1996 and David Girat in 2002.
Except for the inaugural 1986 edition, Kenya had medalled at every championships with no fewer than eight gold medals to its credit and Barcelona proved to be no different but the sweetest prize here went for Botswana’s Nijel Amos who captured gold in a scorching Championships record of 1:43.79 to slice a full second from the previous best.
I am confident and I can do it better, but I won the competition and it is breathtaking. I also improved my personal best so I cannot ask for more. Moreover, I defended Cuban pride in this har competition, Pedro PICHARDO, CUB.
I am terribly satisfied because I took gold, which was the goal of the season. I wish I could have jumped over 1,95m to go to the Olympics, Alessia Trost, ITA.
With a quartet composed of individual bronze medallist Erika Rucker in leg 1, 200m silver medallist Olivia Ekpone in leg 2, Kendall Baisden and anchor leg Ashley Spencer who dominated the 400m individual final, there was hardly ever a doubt the United States 4x400m relay team would fail to win what turned out to be the country’s fifth consecutive title in the history of the Championships.
Conseslus Kipruto became an overwhelming winner today to impressively confirm his country’s supremacy at the history of the event – actually only the inaugural title back in 1986 escaped the Kenyan’s stranglehold when Spain’s Jon Azkueta took the title over 2000m.
I am really content to get the gold today, in spite of my injured leg, it will still take some time to recover, Nijel AMOS, BOT.
I did not start the competition very well because the ground was slippery. It took me time to adapt to the conditions, Anna RUH, GER.
2 in the women’s Discus Throw final and as highly anticipated gold went World Junior leader Anna Rüh. But what came as a surprise was the way the competition unfolded on the last day of the championships.
I am very happy to get gold medal.When I entered to stadium I saw that Conseslus got the gold medal and Gilbert got the silver medal.And it gaves me a lot of energy to run, Faith Chepngetich KIPYEGON, KEN.