Athletics Australia have confirmed that an Australian team of at least 42 athletes will go to the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015.
If the aspirants for the forthcoming IAAF World Youth Championships who competed at the Australian Junior Championships, which concluded after four days of competition on Sunday (15), were looking for inspiration as they strove to make the team for Cali this year, they needed to look no further than the high jump apron where world youth champion Eleanor Patterson was competing.
Even on a rare evening of Scottish sunshine, the Commonwealth Games was hit with a lightning bolt as the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, took to the track for the first time in Glasgow thrilled a packed crowd at Hampden Park, crossing the line in his customary position of first place on Friday (1).
Jamaica had their best day yet here in Donetsk at the IAAF World Youth Championships, taking gold in the boys’ 110m Hurdles and the 400m, while Ethiopia’s Marese Kahsay set a World youth best in the 2000m Steeplechase on the third day of action.
The majority of sprinting events during the morning session on the first day of the IAAF World Youth Championships in Donetsk saw US athletes record the fastest times in the heats.
The Ukrainian city of Donetsk is calling for 21 young Australians today after Athletics Australia selectors confirmed the team for the IAAF World Youth Championships in July.