Kaylin Whitney became the third US female sprinter in the past decade to win the world junior 200m title and the 16-year-old Florida high school student did it in a commanding way with a wind-assisted 22.82 (2.4m/s).
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.
For the second consecutive year the Karlstad Grand Prix meeting at the Tingvalla stadium is hosting one of the stops on the 2014 IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge, with Tadjikistan’s Dilshod Nazarov heading the field for the men’s event on Wednesday (16).
She has broken seven Swedish junior sprint records this year and on 22 August, at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in the Swedish capital Stockholm, the recent IAAF World Youth Championships 200m gold medallist and rising star Irene Ekelund will line up in the DN Galan 100m.
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.
Sweden’s Irene Ekelund stormed to a 22.92 lifetime best and championship record on the final day of this year’s IAAF World Youth Championships on Sunday (14) to more than make amends for finishing fifth in the 100m final on Thursday.
Fired up after missing out on medals in yesterday’s 100m finals, Michael O’Hara of Jamaica and Irene Ekelund of Sweden were in fine form in this morning’s 200m heats on day three at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Donetsk.
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.