When you break a record that had previously been held by two global champions, it can only be a promising sign.
In the splendid, flourishing career of 18-year-old Armand Duplantis, the world U20 title may eventually be looked back on as no more than a footnote, but for the here and now, this will be all that matters to the Swedish pole vault star.
Sweden will be attracting quite a bit of attention in the Tampere pole vault competition, but it won't all be directed towards men's favourite Armand Duplantis. Lisa Gunnarsson – like Duplantis, just 18 – will arrive with plenty of ammo to support her role as favourite in the women's event.
Cuba is the land of the horizontal jumps, and in 18-year-old Maykel Vidal they might just have the man to continue their fine tradition by taking long jump gold in Tampere.
One athlete stands above her competitors, at least on paper, when it comes to the women’s long jump, and she is likely to be one of the brightest stars on show across the entire week in Tampere.
Juan Miguel Echevarria is eight months too old to be eligible for the World U20 Championships but another of Cuba’s up-and-coming horizontal jumping prospects will be competing in Tampere.
The youngest athlete in the field may well be the one who walks away with gold in the women’s triple jump, as Bulgaria’s Aleksandra Nacheva tops the 2018 lists.
Adrian Piperi’s aim in Tampere will be to add another global championships gold medal to his collection.
Jorinde van Klinken must have thought she had done enough to win the European U20 shot put title last year when she recorded a lifetime best of 16.89m in the sixth round.
Mohamed Ibrahim Moaaz will have to overcome some staunch competition to retain the discus title which he won in Bydgoszcz where he was the youngest athlete to reach the final.
Since winning the world U18 title in Cali three years ago, Moldova’s Alexandra Emilianov has been one of the most prolific athletes in age group championships and the Moldovan will be looking to cap her prestigious junior career with gold in Tampere.
There could be a rare head-to-head between Greece and Great Britain for the hammer title in Tampere as Hristos Frantzeskakis and Jake Norris share the five best marks at U20 level in 2018 with the 6kg implement.
USA has won just one women’s throwing title in the 32-year history of the IAAF World U20 Championships, but one athlete could potentially quadruple that tally in Tampere.
South Africa’s Anro van Eeden is the standout U20 thrower this year with a best of 77.59m, and if he can reproduce that in Tampere it should secure gold for the 19-year-old.
Eighteen-year-old Carolina Visca arrives in Tampere as the strongest gold medal threat for Italy, but she'll have to rise from a crowded field that will include eight women who have thrown beyond 54 metres this year.
On season’s bests, the top five entrants for the decathlon at the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018 are separated by just 120 points.
Still just 19 years of age, heptathlon favourite Alina Shukh already has considerable international championship experience.
Not since 2006 when Yohan Blake anchored Jamaica to the title in Beijing have the United States been beaten in this event but this decade-long hegemony could be put to the test in Tampere.
While it’s true that you’re only as strong as your weakest link, it’s also true, at least when it comes to relays, that it helps a lot to have the strongest link.
Few events in World U20 Championships history have been dominated by one nation as much as the men’s 4x400m.