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Press Release31 Aug 2020

Cali to host 2022 World Athletics U20 Championships

The World Athletics Council has selected Cali, Colombia, to host the 2022 World Athletics U20 Championships.

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Press Release30 Jul 2020

New dates set for World Athletics Series events postponed due to the global Covid-19 pandemic

The World Athletics Council has today approved new dates for the World U20 Championships Nairobi 2020 and the World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships Minsk 2020.

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Press Release24 Mar 2020

World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi postponed

It is with regret that World Athletics, together with the Government of Kenya and Athletics Kenya, have made the decision to postpone the World Athletics U20 Championships Nairobi 2020 (7-12 July), due to the ongoing challenges posed by the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) internationally.

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Feature24 Dec 2019

Long-standing record now broken, Anderson eyes faster times and more titles in 2020

Britany Anderson didn’t just beat a world U20 record this year; she broke the curse on age-group sprint hurdles bests.

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Feature23 Dec 2019

Breakthrough season motivates Mahuchikh to make Olympic dreams a reality

In mid-September, a week before she travelled to Doha for the World Athletics Championships, Yaroslava Mahuchikh opened a present from her friend.

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Report22 Jul 2019

Boling leads weekend of three world U20 records at Pan American U20 Championships

Sprinter Matthew Boling confirmed his status as a rising star of the sport as he led the USA to two world U20 relay records* while the US 4x400m women added one more to provide a sensational finale to the 20th Pan American U20 Championships, held at San Jose’s National Stadium in Costa Rica on 19-21 July.

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Report21 Jul 2019

Kokhan’s hammer feats provide the highlight of European U20 Championships

It has taken Myhaylo Kokhan very little time to get to grips with the U20 6kg hammer.

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Report08 Jul 2019

Williams leads Jamaican charge at NACAC U18 Championships

Jamaica’s world U20 champion Briana Williams provided the highlight of the NACAC U18 Championships in Queretero, which concluded on Sunday (7).

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Report17 Jun 2019

Dos Santos shines at South American U20 Championships

Brazil’s world U20 bronze medallist Alison Brendom Alves dos Santos produced one of the best performances at the 43rd edition of the South American U20 Championships in Cali, Colombia, on 15-16 June at the Estadio Pedro Grajales.

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Feature25 Jul 2018

Sacoor taking patient approach in following footsteps of his idols

Jonathan Sacoor’s progression through the rounds of the 400m at the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018 suggested his season had been tailor-made to peak for that week.

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Feature24 Jul 2018

Silver in Tampere felt like – and nearly was – gold for Hurtado

Six thousandths of a second – in any event, it’s a minuscule sliver of time, a winning margin that could easily leave the defeated athlete feeling hard done by.

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Feature18 Jul 2018

Merlos and Vilches: 11,000 kilometres apart, but inseparable in Tampere

It’s one of the great clichés trotted out by commentators and sports journalists across the world, usually in the aftermath of a competition that pitted two evenly matched rivals against each other: nobody deserved to lose.

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