The best young athletes from nearly 200 countries will soon be on their way to Eugene for the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships, which begin in exactly one week’s time on 22 July.
Florentina Marincu became just the second athlete in the history of the IAAF World Youth Championships to win both the long jump and triple jump crowns, the only other double being achieved a decade ago by her compatriot Christine Spataru.
It happened in one of the final events of the last day of the 2013 IAAF World Youth Championships, but Romania’s Florentina Marincu became the only athlete of the week to win gold medals in two individual events.
Jamaica had their best day yet here in Donetsk at the IAAF World Youth Championships, taking gold in the boys’ 110m Hurdles and the 400m, while Ethiopia’s Marese Kahsay set a World youth best in the 2000m Steeplechase on the third day of action.
Some of the best head-to-heads at the 2013 IAAF World Youth Championships will happen in the girls’ events in Donetsk, with tight battles set to take place in the sprints, horizontal jumps and Hammer Throw.