A fascinating showdown between Yulimar Rojas and Ana Peleteiro in the women’s triple jump should be among the main attractions on Friday (8) as the IAAF World Indoor Tour continues in Madrid at the recently inaugurated Centro Deportivo Municipal Gallur.
Some of the world’s best junior athletes from beyond the borders of the USA met the media in Eugene at the IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014 official press conference on Monday (21).
Spain’s world junior triple jump champion Ana Peleteiro has the chance to follow in the footsteps of her direct predecessor, Cuba’s Dailenys Alcantara, and achieve the rare feat of winning back-to-back world junior titles.
The gun goes on the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships at the historic Hayward Field in Eugene, USA, in exactly one month’s time and some of the top teenage athletics talents in the world have already been showing their form this summer.
As London 2012 Olympic Games champions Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford can testify, there’s nothing quite like winning a major championship gold medal on home soil and Ana Peleteiro experienced that feeling at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona this summer.
24 November 2012 – Barcelona, Spain – Four winners from the 2012 IAAF World Junior Championships earlier this year, Angelica Bengtsson, Adam Gemili, Ana Peleteiro and Anthonique Strachan, returned to the city of their triumphs in Barcelona and appeared at the press point at the IAAF Centenary Gala on Saturday (24).
Spain’s Didac Salas and Ana Peleteiro should be tipped as two of the safest bets for the host nation. Both now rank among the top-five in their respective events on this season’s world lists and look forward to competing in front of their Spanish crowd.