World Youth Championships
In Colombia, running on a Mondotrack an edition full of records.
From July 15th to 19th in Cali, Colombia, the ninth edition of the World Youth Championships in Athletics took place. The Pascual Guerrero stadium, equipped with a Mondotrack, has been setting high-performance and various youth records. Among the men, a stand out performance by the Japanese Abdul Hakim Sani Brown, who won both the 100 m (10.28) and 200 m (20:34), achieving in both cases the new championship record. Among the sprinters they have also highlighted the Jamaican Christopher Taylor with the world record seasonal students in 400 m (45.27); Kenyan Kumari Taki with the championship record in the 1500 m (3:36.38). In races over hurdles personal record (13.53) for the Frenchman Matteo Ngo, who won the 110 hurdles; world record seasonal students (49.11) for the American Norman Grimes in the 400 m hurdles. In the decathlon, championship record for the German Niklas Kaul with 8002 points. Among women, strong performance of the US Candace Hill which registered a new record of the championships (11.08) in the 100 m. Personal records for the US Samantha Watson in the 800 m (2:03.54), the Ecuadorian Maribel Caicedo in the 100 m hurdles (13.04) and the Kenyan Celliphine Chespol in 2000 m steeplechase (6:17.15). The medal has seen the United States place themselves on the top step of the podium with 9 medals, followed by Kenya with six medals and Cuba with 3 medals.