There were more than 300 personal best performance achieved on Mondotrack at Raul Guidobaldi Stadium.
From July 18th to 21st, the XXII edition of the European Junior Championships in Athletics was held in Rieti. The small town in central Italy has hosted more than 1,000 young athletes from 46 nations. On Mondotrack at Raul Guidobaldi Stadium, sprinters and distance runners have created interesting challenges, despite the unfavorable weather, had on more than one occasion record time. One of the closest races and fastest was the 110 hurdles finals, with French Wilhem Berlocian that, won the gold, and established a new record in the event category, running in 13:18. Behind him placed the Italian Lorenzo Perini, who created the new Italian record (13:30) and the Swiss Brahian Pena, with another national record (13.31). In the 10,000 m, success for the Turkish Ali Kaya, who with a time of 28:31.11 set a record for the event and the national junior championships. Behind him finished the Italian Lorenzo Dini, with a personal best time of 29:31.11. In addition there was a new championship record set in the Mens 400 m hurdles, by Russian Timofey Chalyy, who ran a 49.23, winning the gold and setting a national junior record. In the 400 m women, excellent performance for the Polish Patrycja Wyciszkiewicz, who set the national junior record by running a 51.56. Behind her the Romanian Bianca Razor, ran a personal best time of 51.82. The very fast 400m men’s final: Russian Pavel Ivashko, who won the gold by running a 45.81, a new junior national record. The silver was won by Polish Patryk Dobek, with a personal best time (46.15), bronze was won for French Thomas Jordier, with the national junior record (46.21). The Women’s 3000m steeplechase was a spectacular race by the Finnish Oona Kettunen, who won and set a new national junior record, with a time of 9:45:51. The silver went to Slovenian Marusa Mismas, with a 9:51:15 setting the national record in the distance. The finals in the 100 and 200m were among those most influenced by wind. In the women’s 100m, the gold went to French star Stella Akakpo, with a time of 11:52. In the men's 100m final, British, Chijindu Ujah had success by running a 10:40. The British ruled in the men’s 200m finals: three British athletes have won all the medals and all the steps of the podium, and the winner Nethanel Mitchell-Blake has established a personal best running a 20.62, the female was won by Dina Asher-Smith, with a time of 23:29. The British were also the winner of the 400m hurdles final: Hayley McLean triumphed setting a personal best of 57.26. The French Joan Medjid, also achieved her personal best time of 57.34. A series of national junior records were made by the couriers: British women won the women's 4x100 with the national junior record of 43.81, and the men's 4x100 saw the success of Poland, who ran a 39.80. Poland also set a women's 4x400 relay, with a time of 3:32.63 and a new national junior record, and in the final men's 4x400, where he finished second behind Russia, setting a new national junior record. The Russian team won the gold with a time of 3:04.87, and a new national junior record. The event concluded with one of the most exciting races seen in Rieti, in the women's triple jump. The Italian, Ottavia Cestonaro, in fact, was able to deceive the opponents with a final jump of 13.41m which led from the sixth place in the standings to the top step of the podium.