Hoogspringer Mutaz Essa Barshim zal de rest van het seizoen niet meer in actie komen. De wereldkampioen van 2017 moet een enkeloperatie ondergaan als gevolg van een blessure die hij een tiental dagen geleden opliep bij een poging om het wereldrecord te verbeteren. De Memorial Van Damme zal het dus zonder hem moeten stellen.
With athletes from Africa, North America and Europe often commanding the headlines at major championships, day two at the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018 was the turn for Asia Pacific to shine, with athletes from the region capturing five of the six gold medals on offer.
In major championships 100m finals, the eyes may always be drawn towards the central lanes, but Indonesia’s Lalu Muhammad Zohri proved once again that it’s always unwise to discount those further afield.
Australia had never had a winner of a combined events title at the World U20 Championships but, like waiting for a bus, two gold medal prospects turned up at the same time in Tampere.
Team tactics and an aggressive gameplan from the gun paid rich dividends for Japan's Nozomi Tanaka to defeat the Ethiopians, who were closing quickly on the last lap but not fast enough, in the 3000m final at the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018.
Setting up would could be a historic double, multi-talented Alina Shukh captured gold in the javelin throw.
On what was a memorable night for Japan, Yuki Hashioka upset the odds to claim gold in the men’s long jump, the 19-year-old producing a stunning 8.03m leap in the third round which saw him through to the top step of the podium.
New Zealand has yet another global champion in the shot put. Sixteen years after Valerie Adams won gold at the 2002 World U20 Championships in Kingston, Maddison-Lee Wesche (pronounced Wish-ee) followed suit in a dramatic conclusion to the final at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland.
Briana Williams might be the youngest entrant in the women's 100m field but the Jamaican prospect, who only turned 16 in March, was the fastest across the five heats on the second morning session of the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018.
A captivating women’s 5000m, won with a blinding turn of speed, a punishing men’s 10,000m, exhibiting a peerless display of endurance, and a shot put duel for the ages, the gold medal grabbed via a rare combination of physical and mental strength – the first night of the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018 on had just about everything.
The provisional entry lists for the ninth meeting of the 2018 IAAF Diamond League in Rabat on 13 July are now available.
Men's 10,000m final World U20 Championships Tampere 2018
The expected shot put duel between USA’s Adrian Piperi and South Africa’s Kyle Blignaut did not disappoint.
For all their success at U20 level at the World Cross Country Championships, a Kenyan woman – as implausible as it sounds – had never won the 5000m title at the World U20 Championships before today but Beatrice Chebet ended the decade-long Ethiopian hegemony of the event with an unmatched turn of pace in the last 150 metres.
The ninth episode of this season's IAAF Inside Athletics is available to watch online now and features an exclusive interview with 2017 world long jump champion Luvo Manyonga.
In a sport obsessed with winners, sometimes it pays to look further down the field.
An Australian has never won a combined events title in IAAF World U20 Championships history but with two athletes ranked inside the top three on the 2018 world U20 lists, expectations are high that Ashley Moloney or Gary Hassbroek could improve on the silver medals won by Jake Stein in 2012 and Cedric Dubler in 2014.
Later this week, the IAAF Diamond League heads to Rabat for the ninth meeting in the 2018 series. Here we look back at three of the more memorable moments from the Moroccan capital and New York, the meeting Rabat replaced in the series a few years ago.
Brianna McNeal’s 12.44 performance in the 100m hurdles was the highlight at the Spitzenleichtathletik meeting in Lucerne on Monday (10).
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