World Youth Championships

In Colombia, running on a Mondotrack an edition full of records.


25-jul-2015

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.