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180 countries set to compete at the IAAF World Junior Championships – final entries confirmed

The IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona, which will take place from 10 to 15 July 2012, are on course to become the biggest gathering in terms of participating national IAAF member federations in the history of the championships.

With the deadline for the final entries now closed, no fewer than 180 IAAF national member federations have confirmed their participation in these championships; the most attended edition was Beijing 2006 where 176 countries gathered in the Chinese capital, followed by Annecy 1998 with 170 countries.

With a total of 1742 athletes entered (964 men and 778 women), the record of participating men and women is also on course to be broken as the previously most attended championships in terms of athletes was Bydgoszcz 2008 with 1408.