A tricky thing, to be coached by your father. Timo Northoff knows this, but at the same time there’s no one else he’d rather have guide his career, particularly now, after the young German claimed shot put gold at the IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017.
At this stage, it should come as no surprise to witness another Cuban masterclass in the horizontal jumps, but there was no denying the feats of teenager long jumpers Maikel Y. Vidal and Lester A. Lescay proved the highlight on the second evening of action at the IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017 on Thursday (13).
As a contest, this was over not long after it began. When Germany’s Timo Northoff walked into the throwing circle for the second round – having opened with a decent effort of 20.12m to seize the lead – it became clear the gold medal was headed his way as he unleashed a lifetime best of 20.50m.