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2008 World Junior Championships in Athletics

The 2008 World Junior Championships in Athletics is the 2008 version of the World Junior Championships in Athletics. It was held in Bydgoszcz in Poland at the Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak Stadium between 8 and 13 July 2008. Previously Bydgoszcz hosted the 1999 World Youth Championships.

2008 World Junior Championships in Athletics
2008 World Junior Championships in Athletics logo.png
Host cityPoland Bydgoszcz, Poland
Nations participating165
Athletes participating1408
Events44
Dates8–13 July
Main venueZdzisław Krzyszkowiak Stadium
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Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak Stadium, the host venue of the Championships.

The United States topped the medal table with 17 medals overall, including 11 golds, ahead of Germany and Kenya.

Men's resultsEdit

TrackEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
Dexter Lee
  Jamaica
10.40 Wilhelm van der Vyver
  South Africa
10.42 Terrell Wilks
  United States
10.45
200 metres
details
Christophe Lemaitre
  France
20.83
PB
Nickel Ashmeade
  Jamaica
20.84 Robert Hering
  Germany
20.96
400 metres
details
Marcus Boyd
  United States
45.53
WJL
Kirani James
  Grenada
45.70
NJ
O'Neal Wilder
  United States
45.76
800 metres
details
Abubaker Kaki
  Sudan
1:45.60 Geoffrey Kibet
  Kenya
1:46.23
PB
André Olivier
  South Africa
1:47.57
1500 metres
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Imad Touil
  Algeria
3:47.40 James Kiplagat Magut
  Kenya
3:47.51 Demma Daba
  Ethiopia
3:47.65
5000 metres
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Abreham Cherkos
  Ethiopia
13:08.57
CR
Mathew Kipkoech Kisorio
  Kenya
13:11.57
PB
Dejen Gebremeskel
  Ethiopia
13:11.97
10,000 metres
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Josphat Kipkoech Bett
  Kenya
27:30.85
CR
Titus Kipjumba Mbishei
  Kenya
27:31.65
PB
Ibrahim Jeilan
  Ethiopia
28:07.98
110 metres hurdles 99.0 cm
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Konstantin Shabanov
  Russia
13.27
WJL
Booker Nunley
  United States
13.45 Keiron Stewart
  Jamaica
13.51
400 metres hurdles
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Jeshua Anderson
  United States
48.68
PB
Johnny Dutch
  United States
49.25 Amaurys R. Valle
  Cuba
49.56
NJ
3000 metres steeplechase
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Jonathan Muia Ndiku
  Kenya
8:17.28
PB
Benjamin Kiplagat
  Uganda
8:19.24 Patrick Kipyegon Terer
  Kenya
8:25.14
PB
4 × 100 metres relay
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  United States
Dante Sales
Antonio Sales
Marquise Goodwin
Terrell Wilks
38.98
WJL
  Jamaica
Oshane Bailey
Dexter Lee
Nickel Ashmeade
Yohan Blake
39.25
SB
  South Africa
Johannes Mosala
Roscoe Engel
Patrick Vosloo
Wilhelm van der Vyver
39.70
4 × 400 metres relay
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  United States
Marcus Boyd
Bryan Miller
O'Neal Wilder
Jeshua Anderson
3:03.86
WJL
  Great Britain
Louis Persent
Robert Davis
Nigel Levine
Jordan McGrath
3:05.82
SB
  Germany
Niklas Zender
Alexander Juretzko
Marc-John Dombrowski
Pascal Nabow
3:06.47
SB
10,000 metres walk
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Stanislav Emelyanov
  Russia
39:35.01
CR
Chen Ding
  China
39:47.20
AJ
Lluís Torlá
  Spain
40:29.57
PB
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)

FieldEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details
Bohdan Bondarenko
  Ukraine
2.26
WJL
Sylwester Bednarek
  Poland
2.24
SB
Miguel Ángel Sancho
  Spain
2.21
Pole vault
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Raphael Holzdeppe
  Germany
5.50 Paweł Wojciechowski
  Poland
5.40
PB
Karsten Dilla
  Germany
5.30
Long jump
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Marquise Goodwin
  United States
7.74
PB
Dzmitry Astrouski
  Belarus
7.64 Eusebio Cáceres
  Spain
7.59
Triple jump
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Teddy Tamgho
  France
17.33 Osviel Hernández
  Cuba
16.90 Mohamed Yusuf Salman
  Bahrain
16.59
Shot put 6 kg
details
David Storl
  Germany
21.08
WJL
Aleksandr Bulanov
  Russia
20.14 Marin Premeru
  Croatia
19.93
PB
Discus throw 1.75 kg
details
Gordon Wolf
  Germany
62.00
PB
Marin Premeru
  Croatia
61.85 Mykyta Nesterenko
  Ukraine
61.01
Hammer throw 6 kg
details
Walter Henning
  United States
76.92
AJ
Conor McCullough
  United States
75.88
PB
Aleh Dubitski
  Belarus
75.42
Javelin throw
details
Robert Szpak
  Poland
78.01
WJL
Ihab Al Sayed Abdelrahman
  Egypt
76.20
NJ
Ansis Bruns
  Latvia
75.31
PB
Decathlon Junior
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Jan Felix Knobel
  Germany
7896
WJL
Eduard Mikhan
  Belarus
7894
NJ
Mihail Dudaš
  Serbia
7663
NJ
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)

Women's resultsEdit

TrackEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
Jeneba Tarmoh
  United States
11.37 Ashleigh Nelson
  Great Britain
11.49 Sheniqua Ferguson
  Bahamas
11.52
200 metres
details
Sheniqua Ferguson
  Bahamas
23.24 Meritzer Williams
  Saint Kitts and Nevis
23.40 Janelle Redhead
  Grenada
23.52
400 metres
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Folashade Abugan
  Nigeria
51.84 Jessica Beard
  United States
52.09 Susana A. Clement
  Cuba
52.36
800 metres
details
Elena Mirela Lavric
  Romania
2:00.06
CR
Merve Aydin
  Turkey
2:00.92
NJ
Machteld Anna Mulder
  Netherlands
2:02.05
PB
1500 metres
details
Stephanie Twell
  Great Britain
4:15.09 Kalkidan Gezahegne
  Ethiopia
4:16.58 Emma Pallant
  Great Britain
4:17.06
3000 metres
details
Mercy Cherono
  Kenya
8:58.07
SB
Bizunesh Urgesa
  Ethiopia
8:58.90 Frethiwat Goshu
  Ethiopia
9:03.76
PB
5000 metres
details
Sule Utura
  Ethiopia
16:15.59 Genzebe Dibaba
  Ethiopia
16:16.75 Nelly Chebet
  Kenya
16:17.96
100 metres hurdles
details
Teona Rodgers
  United States
13.40 Shermaine Williams
  Jamaica
13.48 Belkis Milanés
  Cuba
13.49
400 metres hurdles
details
Takecia Jameson
  United States
56.29
WJL
Janeil Bellille
  Trinidad and Tobago
56.84
NJ
Meghan Beesley
  Great Britain
57.08
PB
3000 metres steeplechase
details
Christine Kambua Muyanga
  Kenya
9:31.35
CR
Elizabeth Mueni
  Kenya
9:36.50
PB
Korahubish Itaa
  Ethiopia
9:37.81
NJ
4 × 100 metres relay
details
  United States
Jeneba Tarmoh
Shayla Mahan
Gabrielle Glenn
Tiffany Townsend
43.66
WJL
  Jamaica
Shawna Anderson
Kaycea Jones
Gayon Evans
Jura Levy
43.98
SB
  Brazil
Barbara de Oliveira
Bárbara Leôncio
Luana Correa
Rosângela Santos
44.61
4 × 400 metres relay
details
  United States
Lanie Whittaker
Jessica Beard
Erica Alexander
Takecia Jameson
3:30.19   Ukraine
Olha Zemlyak
Yuliya Krasnoshchok
Hanna Yaroshchuk
Yuliya Baraley
3:34.20
NJ
  Australia
Brittney McGlone
Trychelle Kingdom
Olivia Tauro
Angeline Blackburn
3:34.23
SB
10,000 metres walk
details
Tatyana Mineeva
  Russia
43:24.72
CR
Elmira Alembekova
  Russia
43:45.16
PB
Li Yanfei
  China
44:24.10
PB
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)

FieldEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details
Kimberly Jess
  Germany
1.86 Mirela Demireva
  Bulgaria
1.86
SB
Lesyani Mayor
  Cuba
Hannelore Desmet
  Belgium
1.86
PB
1.86
PB
Pole vault
details
Valeriya Volik
  Russia
4.40
CR
Ekaterina Kolesova
  Russia
4.40
CR
Ekaterini Stefanidi
  Greece
4.25
SB
Long jump
details
Ivana Španović
  Serbia
6.61 Nastassia Mironchyk
  Belarus
6.46 Dailenys Alcántara
  Cuba
6.41
PB
Triple jump
details
Dailenys Alcántara
  Cuba
14.25
WJL
Josleidy Ribalta
  Cuba
13.85 Paraskevi Papahristou
  Greece
13.74
Shot put
details
Natalia Ducó
  Chile
17.23 Melissa Boekelman
  Netherlands
16.60 Ma Qiao
  China
16.55
SB
Discus throw
details
Shangxue Xi
  China
54.96
SB
Julia Fischer
  Germany
54.69 Sandra Perkovic
  Croatia
54.24
Hammer throw
details
Bianca Perie
  Romania
67.95
CR
Katerina Šafránková
  Czech Republic
63.13 Jenny Ozorai
  Hungary
60.80
Javelin throw
details
Vira Rebryk
  Ukraine
63.01
WJ
Li Lingwei
  China
59.25
PB
Tatjana Jelaca
  Serbia
58.77
NR
Heptathlon
details
Carolin Schäfer
  Germany
5833
PB
Yana Maksimava
  Belarus
5766 Grit Šadeiko
  Estonia
5765
PB
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

  *   Host nation (Poland)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)114217
2  Germany (GER)61310
3  Kenya (KEN)45211
4  Russia (RUS)4307
5  Ethiopia (ETH)23510
6  Ukraine (UKR)2114
7  France (FRA)2002
  Romania (ROM)2002
9  Jamaica (JAM)1416
10  Cuba (CUB)1258
11  China (CHN)1225
  Great Britain (GBR)1225
13  Poland (POL)*1203
14  Serbia (SRB)1023
15  Bahamas (BAH)1012
16  Algeria (ALG)1001
  Chile (CHI)1001
  Nigeria (NGR)1001
  Sudan (SUD)1001
20  Belarus (BLR)0415
21  Croatia (CRO)0123
  South Africa (RSA)0123
23  Grenada (GRN)0112
  Netherlands (NED)0112
25  Bulgaria (BUL)0101
  Czech Republic (CZE)0101
  Egypt (EGY)0101
  Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN)0101
  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)0101
  Turkey (TUR)0101
  Uganda (UGA)0101
32  Spain (ESP)0033
33  Greece (GRE)0022
34  Australia (AUS)0011
  Bahrain (BHR)0011
  Belgium (BEL)0011
  Brazil (BRA)0011
  Estonia (EST)0011
  Hungary (HUN)0011
  Latvia (LAT)0011
Totals (40 nations)444445133

ParticipationEdit

According to an unofficial count through an unofficial result list,[1] 1408 athletes from 165 countries participated in the event. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Peters, Lionel; Magnusson, Tomas, WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS WJC - 2008 Bydgoszcz POL Jul 8-13, WORLD JUNIOR ATHLETICS HISTORY ("WJAH"), archived from the original on 24 February 2014, retrieved 13 June 2015
  2. ^ IAAF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS - Eugene 2014 - FACTS & FIGURES (PDF), IAAF, p. 5, retrieved 13 June 2015

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