Liu Zhekai was the decisive winner of the boys' javelin with a personal best of 77.54m, becoming the first Chinese boy to win a world U18 title in the event.
Heading the entries and the world list this season is Dawid Wegner of Poland with 81.48m. The Pole, however, has not come within 10 metres of the mark since May.
The golden arm of Germany’s Niklas Kaul was repelled by unheralded South African Paul Jacobus Botha, who made a near four-metre improvement on his lifetime best to clinch a shock gold medal at the IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015 on Sunday (19).
Niklas Kaul climbed to number two on the world youth all-time list with a monster 83.94m throw in Halle in May and many will be keen to see how the 17-year-old can perform in Cali.
- President Diack gave the formal welcome this morning in the Guoman Tower Hotel, London, on the occasion of the first IAAF Council Meeting to be held in the British capital since 1988.</P>
China, the most powerful youth track and field team in the world, claimed 12 gold medals at the Australian Youth Olympic festival, held in Sydney last week.
A Shot Put silver medalist at last year’s World Youth Championships in Sherbrooke, Canada, Kyle Helf will once again be his country’s best medal hopeful at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Grosseto, Italy, 13-19 July.