De wereldatletiekbond IAAF heeft aan vijf Russische atleten toestemming gegeven om opnieuw aan internationale atletiekwedstrijden deel te nemen, onder neutrale vlag. Dat maakte de IAAF vrijdag bekend. In totaal kregen al 72 Russische atleten opnieuw startrecht in 2018.
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.
After winning the 100m title last night, Briana Williams’ campaign for the sprint double began with an easy passage through the heats of the 200m on the fourth morning session of the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018.
At the launch of the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) in Aarhus, Denmark last April, chairperson David Howman said integrity in sport was “a key principle that must be ingrained in the way athletes live their lives and compete”. This message has been communicated to the 1400 athletes at the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018 this week.
The opening round of the 2018 WMRA World Cup kicks off with the Grossglockner Berglauf in Heiligenblut, Austria, on Sunday (15), the first of five races to make up the series this year.
The IAAF is deeply saddened to hear that Lindy Remigino, the 1952 Olympic 100m champion from the USA, died on Wednesday (11) at the age of 87.
An engrossing, exhilarating men’s 1500m final won by Kenya’s Elijah Manangoi proved the highlight of day three at the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018 on Thursday (12).
A race isn’t over until it’s over.
The form guide pointed to a Jamaican one-two in the 110m hurdles and that pre-championships premonition played out in the final at the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018.
It hasn’t been a vintage championships for Ethiopia thus far but competing internationally for the first time, Diribe Welteji opened up her country’s gold medal account at the midway point of the championships courtesy of another front-running display in the 800m final.
As races go, this was about as good as it gets: cagey at the outset, chaotic in the middle, and utterly captivating to the very end.
With a power-packed finish, India’s Hima Das sealed her nation’s first ever medal in the 400m at the IAAF World U20 Championships, sling-shotting to the lead down the home straight and coming home a clear winner in 51.46.
Moldova's Alexandra Emilianov completed the full set of age-group titles in the discus at the age of 18 at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland.