After the latest successful edition of the World Athletics U20 Championships in Cali in Colombia, Lima will become the first city in Peru to host a World Athletics Series event when it holds the 2024 U20 competition between 20-25 August.
The president of the Peruvian Athletics Federation, Javier Chirinos Hoyos, has expressed how this is a big moment for athletics in Peru.
“We are very happy and proud to have been chosen for the first time ever, to host the 2024 World U20 Championships,” he said.
“Rest assured that we will organise the best event of this category in history. We have the experience and a great team to give the best in Lima in 2024. Thanks all and we will be waiting with open arms for all of you in Lima."
The general director of the Local Organising Committee, Luis Condeso Ocampo, added: “We are very happy and grateful to World Athletics for trusting us to host the World Athletics U20 Championships in 2024.
“We assume this designation with great responsibility, and be sure that the Peruvian Athletics Federation, with all the support of the Peruvian Sports Institute, the Municipality of Lima, and all sportspeople in Peru, we will make the World U20 Championships in Lima an unforgettable experience for all participants.”
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