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2006 World Junior Championships in Athletics

The 2006 World Junior Championships in Athletics is the 2006 version of the World Junior Championships in Athletics. It was held from 15 August to 20 August at the Chaoyang Sports Centre in Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China.

2006 World Junior Championships in Athletics
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Host cityChina Beijing, China
Nations participating176
Athletes participating1350
Events44
Dates15–20 August
Main venueChaoyang Sports Centre
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The Championships were dominated by the host nation China, and Kenya. The United States showed a near complete domination in the relay events. Estonia won four gold medals; their first medals ever at the World Junior Championships.

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ResultsEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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Harry Aikines-Aryeetey
  Great Britain
10.37 SB Justyn Warner
  Canada
10.39 Yohan Blake
  Jamaica
10.42
Remaldo Rose, bronze medalist in 2004, finished fourth. The initial qualification round saw national junior records established for Liberia, Ecuador, Azerbaijan, Cayman Islands, Serbia, Kiribati and the Northern Mariana Islands.
200 metres
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Marek Niit
  Estonia
20.96 NJ Bryan Barnett
  Canada
21.00 Alexander Nelson
  Great Britain
21.14
The original winner, Dmytro Ostrovsky of Ukraine, was disqualified for stepping in another lane. The initial qualification round saw national junior records established for Gibraltar and Ecuador.
400 metres
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Renny Quow
  Trinidad and Tobago
45.74 PB Justin Oliver
  United States
45.78 PB Martyn Rooney
  Great Britain
45.87
800 metres
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David Rudisha
  Kenya
1:47.40 Jackson Kivuna
  Kenya
1:47.64 Abraham Chepkirwok
  Uganda
1:47.79
1500 metres
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Remmy Ndiwa
  Kenya
3:40.44 SB Abdalaati Iguider
  Morocco
3:40.73 Belal Mansoor Ali
  Bahrain
3:41.36
Iguider was the reigning champion and championship record holder. Tsegai Tewelde of Eritrea, who finished fifth, established national junior records twice during the competition.
5000 metres
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Tariku Bekele
  Ethiopia
13:31.34 Abreham Cherkos
  Ethiopia
13:35.95 Joseph Ebuya
  Kenya
13:42.93
Tariku Bekele, the younger brother of World and Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele, won a bronze medal in 2004. Ebuya already had a silver medal from the 10 000 m.
10,000 metres
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Ibrahim Jeilan
  Ethiopia
28:53.29 Joseph Ebuya
  Kenya
28:53.46 PB Aadam Ismaeel Khamis
  Bahrain
28:54.30 NJ
National junior records were also established for Eritrea and Burundi.
110 metres hurdles 99.0 cm
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Artur Noga
  Poland
13.23 CR Samuel Coco-Viloin
  France
13.35 NJ Konstadinos Douvalidis
  Greece
13.39 NJ
The hurdle height had been reduced from 106.7 cm to 99.0 cm, thus allowing championship records in all three rounds of the competition. The world's fastest juniors in 2006, Dennis Martin and Darius Reed of the United States, failed to succeed.
400 metres hurdles
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Chris Carter
  United States
50.08 Bandar Sharahili
  Saudi Arabia
50.34 PB Stanislav Melnykov
  Ukraine
50.43 PB
Carter took the only individual gold medal for the United States. During the competition, national junior records were set for Togo and the Netherlands.
3000 metres steeplechase
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Willy Komen
  Kenya
8:14.00 CR Bisluke Kiplagat
  Kenya
8:18.11 PB Abdelghani Aït Bahmad
  Morocco
8:20.05 NJ
Komen beat the previous championship record by 2.34 seconds. Tareq Mubarak Taher of Bahrain originally finished second, but was disqualified for age cheating.[1]
10,000 metres walk
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Bo Xiangdong
  China
42:50.26 Huang Zhengyu
  China
43:13.29 PB Yusuke Suzuki
  Japan
43:45.62
4 × 100 metres relay
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  Jamaica
Winston Barnes
Remaldo Rose
Cawayne Jervis
Yohan Blake
39.05 WJL   United States
Evander Wells
Gordon McKenzie
Willie Perry
Brandon Myers
39.21 SB   Great Britain
Rion Pierre
Alexander Nelson
Wade Bennett-Jackson
Harry Aikines-Aryeetey
39.24 SB
National junior records for Canada, Cayman Islands, Chinese Taipei and Singapore in the initial heats. Germany and Nigeria fumbled in the final and did not finish; however, neither were ever in medal position.
4 × 400 metres relay
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  United States
Quentin Summers
Justin Oliver
Bryshon Nellum
Chris Carter
3:03.76 WJL   Russia
Maksim Dyldin
Dmitriy Buryak
Vyacheslav Sakaev
Anton Kokorin
3:05.13 NJ   Great Britain
Chris Clarke
Grant Baker
Kris Robertson
Martyn Rooney
3:05.49 SB
Kenya, in fourth set a national junior record of 3:05.54, with 800 metres medalists Kivuna and Rudisha on the last two laps, thereby improving their own record from the heats. Belgium and Czech Republic too set new NJs in the heats.
High jump
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Huang Haiqiang
  China
2.32 WJL Niki Palli
  Israel
2.29 Bohdan Bondarenko
  Ukraine
2.26 PB
Huang, helped by an enthusiastic home crowd, improved his personal best by 4 cm to overcome pre-event favorite Palli. Oleksandr Nartov of Ukraine, a medal prospect with a personal best of 2.26 m, exited at 2.10 in the qualification round.
Pole vault
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Germán Chiaraviglio
  Argentina
5.71 CR Yang Yansheng
  China
5.54 PB Leonid Kivalov
  Russia
5.42
Chiaraviglio, the reigning silver medalist, improved the championship record by 6 cm. The athletes who placed from 4th to 9th all failed to clear 5.36 m.
Long jump
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Robert Crowther
  Australia
8.00 AJ Antone Belt
  United States
7.95 PB Zhang Xiaoyi
  China
7.86
Zhang was the world junior leader in 2006 with 8.17 metres. Mohammad Arzandeh of Iran, who set a national record, briefly held a medal position. Medal contenders such as Konstantin Safronov and Chris Noffke failed to qualify for the final.
Triple jump
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Benjamin Compaoré
  France
16.61 WJL Hugo Chila
  Ecuador
16.49 Zhong Minwei
  China
16.29
Shot put 6 kg
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Margus Hunt
  Estonia
20.53 WJL Mostafa Abdul El-Moaty
  Egypt
20.14 Guo Yanxiang
  China
19.97
Discus throw gold medalist Hunt emerged as a complete surprise, having a personal best of 18.61 metres before the competition. He became the first athlete to win the gold both in shot and discus, after Rutger Smith won a gold and a bronze in 2000. Pre-event favorites such as Carlos Véliz, Sourabh Vij and Jan Petrus Hoffman all failed to break the 20-metre barrier in the final. National records were established for Kuwait and Uzbekistan.
Discus throw 1.75 kg
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Margus Hunt
  Estonia
67.32 WJL Mohammad Samimi
  Iran
63.00 NJ Martin Wierig
  Germany
62.17 PB
Hunt had established a new world junior record of 66.35 metres at 9:00 AM on the opening day. In the final, he improved it to 66.68 and then 67.32. It was the first WJC gold medal for Estonia. With 63.00 m in the final round, Samimi skipped from fourth to second, improving the result of Ehsan Haddadi who won a gold medal for Iran with 62.14 m in 2004. The qualification round saw a national junior record for Samoa.
Hammer throw 6 kg
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Yevgeniy Aydamirov
  Russia
78.42 CR Kristóf Németh
  Hungary
78.39 Marcel Lomnický
  Slovakia
77.06 NJ
In the qualification round Yury Shayunou of Belarus set a new championship record with 76.76 metres, beating 76.43 m from 2002. Aydamirov however, with a personal best of 82.60 metres, improved this record in the final but was seriously threatened by Németh who trailed 3 centimetres behind from the second round on. Shayunou eventually finished fourth in 76.95 metres, a national junior record, and Turkmenistan and China too got new national junior records.
Javelin throw
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John Robert Oosthuizen
  South Africa
83.07 CR Ari Mannio
  Finland
77.26 Roman Avramenko
  Ukraine
76.01 PB
Oosthuizen broke the championship record from 1996 of 79.78 metres in his second throw, and went unchallenged through the competition. New national junior records were also established for Tunisia, Serbia, Fiji (twice) and Paraguay.
Decathlon
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Arkadiy Vasilyev
  Russia
8059 Yordanis García
  Cuba
7850 Jordan Vandermade
  New Zealand
7807
Vasilyev set a championship record as the 99.0 cm hurdles were used for the very first time. García finished behind his personal best in the tougher men's decathlon event, where he has 7880 points.
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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Tezdzhan Naimova
  Bulgaria
11.28 Gabby Mayo
  United States
11.42 Carrie Russell
  Jamaica
11.42
World junior leader Alexandria Anderson finished sixth. The initial qualification round saw national junior records established for Singapore, Chad and the Marshall Islands.
200 metres
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Tezdzhan Naimova
  Bulgaria
22.99 PB Vanda Gomes
  Brazil
23.59 SB Ewelina Klocek
  Poland
23.63 PB
Naimova, taking her second gold medal at the Championships, was virtually unchallenged. World junior leader Gabby Mayo finished sixth.
400 metres
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Danijela Grgić
  Croatia
50.78 WJL Sonita Sutherland
  Jamaica
51.42 Nawal El Jack
  Sudan
51.67 SB
Sutherland was also the silver medalist of the 2004 edition. Two Zambian junior records were established in the qualifying rounds.
800 metres
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Olga Cristea
  Moldova
2:04.52 SB Winny Chebet
  Kenya
2:04.59 PB Rebekah Noble
  United States
2:04.90
Cristea won the first World Championships title of any kind for Moldova.
1500 metres
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Irene Jelagat
  Kenya
4:08.88 PB Mercy Kosgei
  Kenya
4:12.48 Yuriko Kobayashi
  Japan
4:12.88
During the competition, national junior records were set for Serbia (twice) and Eritrea.
3000 metres
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Veronica Wanjiru
  Kenya
9:02.90 SB Pauline Korikwiang
  Kenya
9:05.21 Song Liwei
  China
9:06.35 PB
5000 metres
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Xue Fei
  China
15:31.61 PB Florence Kiplagat
  Kenya
15:32.34 PB Mary Ngugi
  Kenya
15:36.82 PB
3000 metres steeplechase
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Caroline Tuigong
  Kenya
9:40.95 CR Ancuța Bobocel
  Romania
9:46.19 AJR Mekdes Bekele Tadese
  Ethiopia
9:48.67
The winner ran barefoot. Bobocel successfully defended her silver medal from the 2004 edition. Additional national records were set by Latvian fourth-place finisher Poļina Jeļizarova as well as for Portugal, France and Algeria in the heats.
100 metres hurdles
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Yekaterina Shtepa
  Russia
13.33 WJL Christina Vukicevic
  Norway
13.34 NJ Tiffany Ofili
  United States
13.37 PB
400 metres hurdles
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Kaliese Spencer
  Jamaica
55.11 WJL Nicole Leach
  United States
55.55 Sherene Pinnock
  Jamaica
56.67 PB
Pinnock was also the bronze medalist in the 2004 edition.
10,000 metres walk
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Liu Hong
  China
45:12.84 PB Tatyana Shemyakina
  Russia
45:34.41 Anamaria Greceanu
  Romania
46:45.67 PB
4 × 100 metres relay
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  United States
Jeneba Tarmoh
Alexandria Anderson
Elizabeth Olear
Gabby Mayo
43.49   France
Johanna Danois
Emilie Gaydu
Joellie Baflan
Céline Distel
44.20   Jamaica
Naffene Briscoe
Anastasia Le-Roy
Carrie Russell
Schillonie Calvert
44.22 SB
The American team equalled their winning result from 2004. Calvert won her second bronze medal for Jamaica, having competed on the relay team in 2004 as well. National junior records for Norway and Slovenia as well as a South American junior record by Brazil were established in the heats.
4 × 400 metres relay
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  United States
Jessica Beard
Brandi Cross
Sa'de Williams
Nicole Leach
3:29.01 WJL   Nigeria
Folashade Abugan
Ajoke Odumosu
Joy Eze
Sekinat Adesanya
3:30.84 AJ   Jamaica
Latoya McDermott
Sherene Pinnock
Sonita Sutherland
Kaliese Spencer
3:31.62 SB
Both Pinnock and Sutherland won relay bronze medals in 2004. The Nigerian team had already set an African junior record in the heats with 3:33.00 minutes after a sprint duel with Jamaica. The final also saw an Asian junior record by the Chinese team in fourth place.
High jump
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Svetlana Radzivil
  Uzbekistan
1.91 NJ Zheng Xingjuan
  China
1.88 Annett Engel
  Germany
Yekaterina Yevseyeva
  Kazakhstan
1.84
Five athletes, among them a medal favorite Viktoria Leks, ended at 1.84 metres, two of whom shared the podium for the bronze medal.
Pole vault
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Zhou Yang
  China
4.30 PB Tina Šutej
  Slovenia
4.25 NJ Vicky Parnov
  Australia
4.20
Reigning champion and favorite Lisa Ryzih exited early in the final after failing all three attempts at her opening height of 4.00 metres. The 2006 world junior leader, Valeriya Volik of Russia, finished fourth.
Long jump
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Rhonda Watkins
  Trinidad and Tobago
6.46 Anika Leipold
  Germany
6.42 Zhang Yuan
  China
6.41
Triple jump
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Kaire Leibak
  Estonia
14.43 WJL Sha Li
  China
14.01 PB Liliya Kulyk
  Ukraine
14.01 PB
Before the competition Leibak held the world junior leading mark with 13.96 metres, which was improved by Sha Li with 13.97 m in the qualification round. Leibak was in the lead throughout the final, but with 14.05 metres from the fourth round she was threatened by Sha and Kulyk, who both jumped 14.01 m in the fifth round. In the sixth round, however, both challengers failed to improve while Leibak jumped 14.43 metres, only 9 centimetres behind the world junior record. Patrícia Mamona in fourth place established a Portuguese junior record with 13.37 metres; a new Spanish junior record was also set in the final.
Shot put
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Melissa Boekelman
  Netherlands
17.66 PB Denise Hinrichs
  Germany
17.35 Irina Tarasova
  Russia
17.11 PB
The shot put was the first final of the Championships. Simoné du Toit in fourth established a new African junior record with 16.95 metres.
Discus throw
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Dani Samuels
  Australia
60.63 WJL Pan Saili
  China
57.40 SB Tan Jian
  China
56.09
With 60.22 metres from the first round, Samuels went unthreatened throughout the competition. Annelies Peetroons in fourth place set a new Belgian junior record.
Hammer throw
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Bianca Perie
  Romania
67.38 CR Anna Bulgakova
  Russia
65.73 Hao Shuai
  China
64.26
Perie became the first World Youth champion from 2005 to win a gold medal in Beijing. The new championships record was an improvement of Marina Smolyachkova's 66.81 metres from 2004. Zalina Marghiev of Moldova was in bronze medal position until the final round.
Javelin throw
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Sandra Schaffarzik
  Germany
60.45 CR Vira Rebryk
  Ukraine
57.79 NJ Marharyta Dorozhon
  Ukraine
57.68 PB
Reigning champion Vivian Zimmer, who held the previous championship record with 58.50 metres, finished in seventh place. Like in the men's javelin competition, the winner was never challenged.
Heptathlon
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Tatyana Chernova
  Russia
6227 WJL Ida Marcussen
  Norway
6020 NJ Yana Panteleyeva
  Russia
5979
A close competition for the silver and bronze medals saw Marcussen prevail despite finishing behind Iryna Ilkevych of Ukraine in the 800 metres race. Ilkevych ended in fourth place with a national junior record of 5952 points. The winning score of 5868 from 2004 would only have been good enough for a fifth place in 2006.
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

Medal tableEdit

 
An 800 metres win was the first major title for David Rudisha of Kenya.
 
Artur Noga took the 110 metres hurdles gold for Poland.
 
Kaliese Spencer of Jamaica won the 400 metres hurdles.

  *   Host nation (China)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Kenya67215
2  China*55717
3  United States45211
4  Russia43310
5  Estonia4004
6  Jamaica2158
7  Ethiopia2114
8  Australia2013
9  Bulgaria2002
  Trinidad and Tobago2002
11  Germany1225
12  France1203
13  Romania1113
14  Great Britain1045
15  Poland1012
16  Argentina1001
  Croatia1001
  Moldova1001
  Netherlands1001
  South Africa1001
  Uzbekistan1001
22  Canada0202
  Norway0202
24  Ukraine0156
25  Morocco0112
26  Brazil0101
  Cuba0101
  Ecuador0101
  Egypt0101
  Finland0101
  Hungary0101
  Iran0101
  Israel0101
  Nigeria0101
  Saudi Arabia0101
  Slovenia0101
37  Bahrain0022
  Japan0022
39  Greece0011
  Kazakhstan0011
  New Zealand0011
  Slovakia0011
  Sudan0011
  Uganda0011
Totals (44 nations)444445133

ParticipationEdit

According to an unofficial count through an unofficial result list,[2] 1350 athletes from 176 countries participated in the event. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Taher Tareq Mubaraq (BRN) - Performances Annulled". IAAF.org. 2007-08-07. Retrieved 2007-08-09.
  2. ^ Peters, Lionel; Magnusson, Tomas, WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS WJC - 2006 Beijing CHN Aug 15-20, WORLD JUNIOR ATHLETICS HISTORY ("WJAH"), archived from the original on 12 March 2013, retrieved 13 June 2015
  3. ^ IAAF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS - Eugene 2014 - FACTS & FIGURES (PDF), IAAF, p. 5, retrieved 13 June 2015