US sprint sensation Candace Hill’s championship record of 11.07 (0.9m/s) to take the women’s 100m title was the undoubted highlight on the third evening of action at the IAAF World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz 2016 on Thursday (21).
There weren’t any particularly big throws on a warm and largely still evening in Bydgoszcz but the formbook for the women’s discus played out with Montenegro’s Kristina Rakocevic winning by nearly three metres.
Taking firm control of the competition from the third round, Julia Ritter claimed a well-deserved victory at the IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015 in the girls’ shot put to become the second to win this event at these championships for Germany.
A 52.78m effort in the second round not only secured Alexandra Emilianov an upset victory in the girls’ discus throw on Wednesday (15), it also marked the first-ever gold medal for Moldova at the IAAF World Youth Championships.
Kristina Rakocevic arrives in a strong position to leave Cali as a double champion.