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Rural women promise upsurge for India

old discus thrower at a world junior championship and an unexpected weightlifting bronze at the Sydney Olympics has spurred hopes that rural women could answer the prayers of medal-starved India.... Read more

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Men's pole vault final

Khanafin’s perfect record up to 5.30 proved superior to Ukraine’s Oleksandr Korchmyd, who needed three attempts to clear his opening height of 5.00 before eventually working through to 5.30 for silver.... Read more

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Women's 4x100m relay final

It had already been a good week for Katchi Habel, the German sprinter who disintegrated into tears of joy after winning an unheralded silver medal in the 100 metres earlier in the week.... Read more

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Men's 4x100m relay final

Francis, the young Briton who won the 100 metres gold medal on Wednesday, used all his abundant speed to power through, past France’s Leslie Djhone, overcoming a four-metre lead to win the gold in a championship record 39.05sec – and the second fastest time ever run by a junior team.... Read more

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Men's long jump final

It only took one jump, but that was enough for Peng Cai, of China, to win the men’s long jump gold medal here on the final day of the World Junior Championships... Read more