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In an event of impressive breakthroughs, three athletes rose above the rest – and indeed their previous selves – to send the medals to various corners of the globe: gold to Australia and Nash Lowis with 75.31m; silver to USA and Tzuriel Pedigo with 73.76m; bronze to Germany’s Maurice Voigt with 73.44m.
A thrilling 5000m final at the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018 which was won by Kenya's Edward Zakayo would have been good enough to grace any Diamond League meeting both in terms of the line-up and ensuing spectacle.
Briana Williams stormed to victory in the 200m to collect her second sprint gold in less than 48 hours to sensationally cap her rise on the international stage.
One year after winning the world U18 triple jump title in Nairobi last year, Cuba’s Jordan A. Diaz added the world U20 title to his burgeoning collection with consummate ease.
On a week where nothing seemed certain, where no favourite seemed impervious to the pressure of a major championship final, Sweden’s Armand ‘Mondo’ Duplantis was ice cool, dispatching his rivals to take Sweden’s first ever men’s pole vault gold with the minimum of fuss.
Camryn Rogers may have won the hammer with her opening effort of the competition, but that in itself doesn’t tell the full story of how close the contest was.
Greece was expected to contend for the men's hammer title but their first gold medal at the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018 came instead in the high jump.
After covering 25 laps of the track in uncomfortably warm conditions, just six thousandths of a second separated the top two finishers at the end of the men’s 10,000m race walk at the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018.
The order from the U20 10km at the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships in Taicang, China in May was repeated on the track as the 10,000m race walk reached a thrilling three-way climax on the fifth morning of competition at the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018.
Caterine Ibarguen produced the best triple jump performance in the world for more than a year when she bounded out to 14.96m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rabat on Friday night (13).
Hellen Obiri delivered on her pre-race promise to “try to run fast” when the Kenyan sped to a 5000m world lead of 14:21.75 at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rabat on Friday night (13).
A thrilling conclusion to the heptathlon played out in the 800m and the onset of a sudden torrential rain shower which brought back memories of the IAAF World Championships in Helsinki in 2005 added an extra layer of frisson to proceedings.
Nothing went according to the pre-champs form charts in the men's 200m. And Jona Efoloko and Charles Dobson, who produced a rare 1-2 finish in the event, were fine with that.
Few athletes exude such class, grace and sheer natural ability as Celliphine Chepteek Chespol, and here in Tampere on Friday night (13) the Kenyan exhibited them all as she cruised to gold in the 3000m steeplechase in 9:12.78, a championship record.
Could this be the biggest upset of the six day championships? Unbeaten across heats, semifinals and finals in both individual and relay races this year, Jamaica's Christopher Taylor was run down in the home straight by a Belgian who had never broken the 46-second barrier before these championships.
Twenty-four years – it’s long enough for any country to be waiting, but especially a superpower of sprinting like South Africa.
In perhaps the biggest upset of the championships to date, Germany’s Lea-Jasmin Riecke claimed gold with a superb leap of 6.51m, demoting Japan’s Ayaka Kora to second and USA’s overwhelming favourite Tara Davis to third.
As if the contest hadn’t already been dramatic enough throughout the previous 36 hours, heavy rain started to fall before the third and final heat of the heptathlon 800m.
Report: men’s hammer throw – IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018
It was 10 seconds that shook up the world of sprinting – 10.18 seconds, to be precise, the amount of time it took Lalu Muhammad Zohri to stun the superpowers and grab 100m gold at the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018.