Dafne Schippers brought a wave of excitement to the AA Drink FBK Games in Hengelo, setting a national 100m record of 10.94 at the IAAF World Challenge meeting on Sunday (24).
In the 100m it pays to run your own race. At pretty well every other distance, it pays to be aware of your opposition, too. Amantle Montsho and Taoufik Makhloufi appeared to forget this at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Shanghai, and they paid for it by being pipped on the line for the win in their events on Sunday (18).
Seventeen-year-old Robert Biwott put on an exhibition of front-running prowess, comfortably leading from the gun and extending his lead to 50 metres on his way to a 3:36.77 championship record in the 1500m.
It happened in one of the final events of the last day of the 2013 IAAF World Youth Championships, but Romania’s Florentina Marincu became the only athlete of the week to win gold medals in two individual events.
Australia’s Matthew Denny and Ukraine’s Volodymyr Myslyvchuk were at the traditional pre-event press conference ahead of the IAAF World Youth Championships, which start on Wednesday, and the two eloquent teenage hammer throwers revealed that they had a lot in common on Tuesday (9).
The first gold medals of the 2013 IAAF World Youth Championships in Donetsk, Ukraine, will be decided in the boys’ Shot on the evening of 10 July, while the morning session of day one will be buzzing with action both on the track and on the in-field.