Rising teenage sprint star Candace Hill secured the sprint double at the IAAF World U18 Championships Cali 2015 before taking top spot in the 100m and 4x100m at the IAAF World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz 2016. Here the 18-year-old sensation reflects on the significance of her maiden global success.
In one sense, Candace Hill is just your average teenager.
US sprint sensation Candace Hill’s championship record of 11.07 (0.9m/s) to take the women’s 100m title was the undoubted highlight on the third evening of action at the IAAF World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz 2016 on Thursday (21).
Another champion from Cali last summer was crowned world U20 champion in Bydgoszcz with Candace Hill becoming the first US winner of the women’s 100m title since Jeneba Tarmoh in 2008.
For Ato Boldon, nothing is as nerve-wracking as not being on the track.
A clutch of outstanding sprint performances highlighted the US Junior Championships, which concluded on Sunday (26) after three days of action in Clovis, California.
Murielle Ahoure of the Ivory Coast broke the African 100m record when running 10.78 (1.6m/s) at the Star Athletics Pro Meet in Montverde, Florida on Saturday (11).
Back in June, the IAAF announced a new project with Ashton Eaton in which the world and Olympic decathlon champion would select five athletes who impressed him at the IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015 to join him in Eugene for an all-expenses-paid three-day training camp.
With another championship record, another world youth best and her second gold medal of the week, Candace Hill cemented her status as the star of the IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015 which concluded after five days of thrilling competition on Sunday (19).
Candace Hill routed the opposition in the girls’ 200m final on Sunday (19) to win her second gold medal of the week at the IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015 with the American’s winning time of 22.43 – run into a 0.7 mps headwind – establishing a new world youth best.
USA’s Candace Hill lived up to her star billing on the second day of the IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015 and the 16-year-old Georgia high school student flew to victory in the girls’ 100m in a championship best of 11.08 on Thursday night (16).