Usain Bolt aside, the ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Championships in Kingston is the biggest deal in athletics in Jamaica.
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.
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.
The first gold medals of the 2013 IAAF World Youth Championships in Donetsk, Ukraine, will be decided in the boys’ Shot on the evening of 10 July, while the morning session of day one will be buzzing with action both on the track and on the in-field.
Jamaican junior athletes continued their build up to the country’s top High School Championships in two weeks, as well as the Carifta Games, the regional Caribbean meet, in just over three weeks. But many will also be looking to compete at this summer’s IAAF World Youth Championships in Donetsk, Ukraine.