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News24 May 2024

Australia names team of 68 for World U20 Championships Lima 24


Claudia Hollingsworth at the 2022 World U20 Championships in Cali (© Getty Images)

Rising sprint star Torrie Lewis and global gold medallist Isaac Beacroft are among the 68 athletes on Australia’s team for the World Athletics U20 Championships Lima 24, taking place between 27-31 August.

Lewis is the national 100m record-holder who won the 200m at the Diamond League meeting in Xiamen, while Beacroft set an Oceanian U20 record on his way to the U20 men’s 10km race walk title at the World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships Antalya 24.

Featuring 35 women and 33 men, the team for Peru also includes Olympic Games-bound middle-distance runner Claudia Hollingsworth, who is one of eight athletes returning to the global U20 stage following their participation in the 2022 World U20 Championships in Cali, Colombia. Triple jumper Tiana Boras also returns after clinching Australia’s first ever major championships medal in the event with bronze in Cali.

They are joined by athletes including sprinters Sebastian Sultana and Gout Gout, and the versatile Izobelle Louison-Roe, who will contest the high jump and triple jump.

With seven Australian U20 record-holders in individual events with 12 records between them, plus the men’s and women’s 4x100m squads who have already inked the record books in 2024, the team stakes its claim as one of the strongest in Australian history.

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Australian team for Lima

100m: Torrie Lewis, Aleksandra Stoilova 
200m: Torrie Lewis, Jessica Milat
400m: Jemma Pollard, Amelia Rowe
800m: Claudia Hollingsworth, Marie Celie Warneke
1500m: Ada Rand, Cleo Richardson
3000m: Amy Bunnage, Gabrielle Schmidt
5000m: Amy Bunnage, Gabrielle Schmidt
100m hurdles: Delta Amidzovski, Amali Butcher
400m hurdles: Alesha Bennetts, Sienna Farrell
3000m steeplechase: Allegra McGivern, Mia Toohey
10,000m race walk: Alexandra Griffin, Chelsea Roberts
High jump: Izobelle Louison-Roe, Toby Stolberg
Pole vault: Tryphena Hewett
Long jump: Delta Amidzovski, Mia Scerri
Triple Jump: Tiana Boras, Izobelle Louison-Roe 
Shot put: Xylavene Beale, Marley Raikiwasa
Discus throw: Marley Raikiwasa, Chelsy Wayne
Heptathlon: Mia Scerri
4x100m: Olivia Dodds, Olivia Inkster, Torrie Lewis, Jessica Milat, Thewbelle Philp, Chelsea Scolyer, Aleksandra Stoilova
4x400m: Sophia Gregorevic, Charlotte McAuliffe, Bella Pasquali, Ella Penman, Jemma Pollard, Amelia Rowe

100m: Gout Gout, Sebastian Sultana
200m: Gout Gout, Sebastian Sultana
400m: Jett Grundy, Terrell Thorne
800m: Peyton Craig, Hayden Todd
1500m: Cameron Myers, Daniel Williams 
3000m: Ky Hehir, Cameron Myers
110m hurdles: Rashid Kabba, William Wong 
400m hurdles: Matt Hunt
3000m steeplechase: Toby Chippendale 
10,000m race walk: Isaac Beacroft, Marcus Wakim
High jump: Mitchell Hatfield 
Long jump: Jesuye Doherty, Mason McGroder
Triple jump: Alex Epitropakis 
Shot put: Robert Marchesi-Scott
Discus throw: Ethan Ayodele, Darcy Giddings
Javelin throw: Edward Rogan
Decathlon: Jack Whiteside
4x100m: Zach Della Rocha, Gout Gout, Cody Hasler, Jonathan Kasiano, Archer McHugh, Frankleen Newah-Jarfoi, Sebastian Sultana
4x400m: Adam Beiers, Jack Deguara, Jordan Gilbert, Jett Grundy, Caleb Kilpatrick, Terrell Thorne