Ethiopia leads the medal tables with 18, seven of them gold, after the first two days (29-30) of action at the 13th African Junior Championships in Tlemcen, Algeria.
South Africa’s Tlotliso Leotlela produced a stunning 100m win in 10.20, with a 1.5m/s wind on his back, to clock the equal second-fastest time ever by a youth on the opening day of the athletics at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa on Monday (7).
Back in June, the IAAF announced a new project with Ashton Eaton in which the world and Olympic decathlon champion would select five athletes who impressed him at the IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015 to join him in Eugene for an all-expenses-paid three-day training camp.
Dominant 400m hurdles victories by USA’s Norman Grimes and Sydney McLaughlin capped the penultimate day of the IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015 at Pascual Guerrero Stadium on Saturday (18), which once again played host to one of the largest crowds to ever witness these championships.
With a crouch, a spin and a truly explosive release, Werner Visser produced a huge 64.24m throw in the third round of the boys’ discus at the IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015 on Saturday night (18).
With the four longest throws in the world this year, all beyond 64 metres, South Africa’s Werner Visser will go to Cali as undisputed favourite for the boys’ discus, but he will face some strong opposition from rivals around the world, not forgetting his own compatriot Patrick Duvenhage.