For fans of athletics, perhaps the best thing about age-group championships is how they offer a window into the future of the sport – a glimpse of the names and faces that will light up the track, field and roads at senior level in years to come.... Read More
The World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi have earned their place in the history books with four world U20 records, 15 championship records, 11 area U20 records, 68 national U20 records and 10 national senior records.... Read More
NAIROBI, Kenya, August 22 – Kenya finished first in the world as the 2021 World Athletics Championships concluded on Sunday at the Moi International Sports Center Kasarani.
The World U20 Championships came to a climax with Jamaica and South Africa setting world U20 records in the women's and men’s 4x100m.
A Kenyan middle distance blitz in the final session today, sparked by Emmanuel Wanyonyi’s superb championship record in the men’s 800m, ensured that the host nation topped the medal tally at the World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi.
Sweden’s Maja Askag capped her U20 career in style in Nairobi, completing a superb horizontal jumps ‘double double’.
A breakthrough performance saw the 19-year-old become the first South African athlete to ever claim a women’s pole vault medal at the World U20 Championships.
World Athletics U20 Championships competition comes to a close in Nairobi on Sunday (22) but first there are a thrilling 14 finals taking place during an action-packed session.
South Africa’s Mine De Klerk sealed a sensational medal double with a golden performance in the shot put, while Yonathan Kapitolnik made history once again for Israel.
NAIROBI, Kenya (August 21) – Kenya wins two more gold medals as the World U20 Championships enter the final stretch. Vincent Keter won the 1500m on Saturday to give Kenya its fifth gold medal at the World Athletics Under-20 Championships.
If anyone thought Sasha Zhoya’s record-breaking feat on Friday in the 110m hurdles semifinals was a fluke, the European U20 champion cleared all doubts when he totally obliterated the world record he had set barely 24 hours before.
The African charge continued on the penultimate day of the World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi as Botswana revealed more of the exciting sprinting talent it has coming down the pipeline.
For one proud race walking nation, this was proof their production line of talent is in full working order. For another nation, one long synonymous with endurance champions, it signalled a bright new dawn in a discipline.
NAIROBI, Kenya, August 20 – Kenya maintained its winning streak thanks to Jackline Chepkoech, who won her third gold medal in the ongoing World Athletics Under-20 Championships at the Moi International Sports Center Kasarani.