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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.
Amalie Svabikova produced the finest series in her of her life to dominate the pole vault and nab the first medal at these Championships for the Czech Republic.
Great Britain’s Niamh Emerson leads the heptathlon standings after two events with 2106 points and her gold medal chances have been further emboldened by the unfortunate withdrawal of gold medal favourite Alina Shukh from Ukraine.
Welcome to our comprehensive lead-in coverage to the Meeting International Mohammed VI D'Athletisme de Rabat, the ninth stop of the 2018 IAAF Diamond League.
In the first year after the retirement of Usain Bolt, there had been a widespread suspicion that the 100m was going to be somewhat devoid of the charisma that the Jamaican legend brought to the event, but the race at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rabat on Friday (13) could finally put that notion to bed.
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.