After six thrilling days of action, perhaps this was the only appropriate climax.
Ukraine’s Yuliya Levchenko led the 2016 world outdoor U20 list with a 1.95m clearance but world U18 champion Michaela Hruba, who already boasts sizeable experience at senior level, produced one of her best jumps of the summer campaign to claim her second global title in as many years.
Barbora Spotakova showed she is well on track to take her third successive Olympic javelin title later this summer when throwing a 66.87m to win the Czech Championships in Tabor on Sunday (19).
On an unforgettable day for global 1500m running, Kumari Taki ensured day three of the IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015 would also be ignited by a stellar metric mile performance as he smashed the boys’ championship record courtesy of a bold front-running display on Friday (17).
With a dominant display of jumping, Czech Republic’s Michaela Hruba confirmed her vast potential when winning her first major international title in the girls’ high jump at the IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015 on Friday night (17), her biggest clearance of 1.90m giving her a vast eight-centimetre winning margin.
Barely 30 minutes after the IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015 got under way in the Colombian city, jaws dropped in the Pascual Guerrero stadium as Japan’s Abdul Hakim Sani Brown sped to a championship record of 10.30 in the first heat of the 100m on Wednesday morning (15).
In a field of considerable depth, Czech Republic’s Michaela Hruba stands out as the favourite.
‘Coming events cast their shadow before them’ is a well-known Chinese proverb and its meaning proved perfectly apt as a busy second athletics session provided some key pointers for the finals which lie ahead at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing on Thursday (21).