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Andressa de Morais improved her own South American discus record to 65.10m to produce the highlight of the 32nd Grande Prêmio Brasil Caixa de Atletismo, part of the IAAF World Challenge, on Sunday (8) at the National Athletics Development Centre’s (CNDA) Stadium in Bragança Paulista, Brazil.
Less than 24 hours after Maria Vicente’s world U18 heptathlon best, the record books were revised again in Gyor as Ukraine’s Myhaylo Kokhan threw the boys’ 5kg hammer out to 87.82m at the European U18 Championships on Saturday.
Lavillenie takes eighth pole vault title while Guillon-Romarin breaks national record at French Championships
World record-holder Renaud Lavillenie captured his eighth outdoor domestic title at the French Championships which took place in the southwest city of Albi and concluded on Sunday (8) after three days of action.
Twenty-seven years after US rivals Carl Lewis and Mike Powell duked it out at the IAAF World Championships in Tokyo, where the latter set the world long jump record of 8.95m that stands today, something truly special could be on in the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich were the first of the two IAAF Diamond League finals takes place on August 30, the day before the concluding final in Brussels.
Fans from the following territories and countries can follow the live stream of the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018 on the IAAF's Facebook Page and YouTube channel. Scroll down for direct links to each session's YouTube broadcast.
As part of our lead-in coverage to the IAAF World Indoor Championships Tampere 2018, which starts on Tuesday and take place from 10-15 July, previews for each of the programme's 44 events have been published.
Fans from the following territories and countries can tune in to coverage of the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018 from 10-15 July.
The race to become the fastest teenager in the world looks like it will come down to a clash between two sprint superpowers: South Africa and the United States.
USA’s Twanisha Terry will take on Jamaica’s Briana Williams over 100m in what is possibly one of the most eagerly awaited clashes of the championships.
Much like the 100m, the men's half lap is shaping into a battle between the rising US and South African sprints corps.
If this event plays out according to the form chart, the USA will be in a strong position to produce the first national 1-2 200m finish since Nigeria took gold and silver at the inaugural edition in 1986.
For a nation accustomed to dominating the sprints over the past decade, a tally of four medals from the IAAF World Championships in London caused some recrimination and soul searching in the Jamaican ranks last summer.
It’s not often an Indian sprinter lines up in a global championship as the one to beat, but that’s very much the case in the women’s 400m in Tampere where Hima Das will look to repel the challenge of a strong USA duo.
Ethiopia’s Tadese Lemi heads the entries for two-lap contest courtesy of his 1:46.00 clocking in Djibouti earlier this year, where he finished a close runner-up to former world indoor 1500m champion Ayanleh Souleiman.
Sammy Watson is only the third fastest American on paper at U20 level in 2018 but that doesn't mean the 18-year-old is not the favourite to retain her title.
Anytime you get an athlete competing at an U20 Championship who is good enough to win gold at senior level, victory is typically a foregone conclusion, but despite the outstanding ability of Ethiopia’s Samuel Tefera that’s not strictly the case here in Tampere.
Ethiopian athletes have won three of the last four 1500m titles since 2010 - Faith Kipyegon being the interloper in 2012 - and this record is expected to be improved upon in Tampere.
Five Ethiopian U20 athletes have run 13:15 or faster already this season and they will be sending their very best to Tampere in the form of reigning champion Selemon Barega.
Don’t be fooled by the world U20 list. The Ethiopian duo of Girmawit Gebregziabher and Tsige Gebreselama are ranked outside the top 10 on the U20 list at this distance but it would be imprudent to take those times at face value.
Among the biggest favourites on the Tampere Stadium track this week will be rising Ugandan star Jacob Kiplimo, whose career has advanced by the proverbial leaps and bounds since he raced to 10,000m bronze at the last edition of these championships two years ago.