Champions of today and tomorrow

At the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing many young athletes have achieved personal best times on a Mondotrack.

Aug 27, 2014

Great performance and lots of emotions in the Olympic Sports Center in Nanjing, that August 20 to 26 hosted the athletics events of the second edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games (Youth Olympic Games).

On Mondotrack many of the sports athletes were able to achieve the best performance of their lives, winning the gold medal racing like never before. Among the sprinters, in particular, on display, the Chinese Xu Zhihang, the favorite in the final of the 400m hurdles, which did not disappoint the home crowd, winning the Youth Olympic title with a time of 50 "61 personal records and the same time the Tunisian Mohamed Jlassi, beaten only photo-finish. In the 110m hurdles, excellent performance by the Jamaican Jaheel Hyde, who won the gold setting a personal best time, 12 "96. In the women's field, outstanding achievements and personal best times in the 400m by Australia's Jessica Thornton (52 "50), the French Laura Valette in the 100m hurdles (12" 34), the South African Gezelle Magerman in the 400m hurdles (57 "91).

Good times even in the middle-distance and distance races. Among men stand out with a personal record of successes Kenyan Gilbert Soet in 1500m (3'41 "99) and the Japanese Minoru Onogawa in the 10000m run (42'03"64). Among women, won gold and made his personal record in the 800m the Ghanaian Martha Bissah (2'04 "90) and the Japanese Nozomi Takamatsu in 3000m (9'01" 58); But while the Chinese Ma Zhenxia won the 5000m run with a time of 22'22 "08, youthful best performance of the season.

In the other matches played on the Mondotrack, one of the favorites that have fulfilled the predictions of the pre-race there are the American Myles Marshall, who won gold in the 800m with a time of 1'49"14; Ethiopian Yomif Kejelcha, who won the 3000m with a time of 7'56"20; American Noah Lyles, who won the final of the men's 200m running in 20"80. Predictions also met in two races of 2000m steeplechase: among women the victory went to the Kenyan Rosefline Chepngetich with a time of 6'22"67; among men gold went Cushite Wogene Sebsibe who raced in 5'38"42.

The other races have seen impose the Ethiopian Tesfaye Kokebe in the 1500m women (4'15 "38), the Jamaican Natalliah Whyte in the final of the 200m (23"55), the Chinese Liang Xiaojing in the final of the 100m (11"06), the Zambian Sydney Siame in the 100m men's (10"56), the Jamaican Martin Manley in the final of the 400m (46"31).