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2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics

The 13th World Junior Championships in Athletics was an international athletics competition for athletes under the age of 20 which was held at the Moncton Stadium in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada from 19–25 July 2010.[1] A total of 44 athletics events were contested at the Championships, 22 by male and 22 by female athletes. It was the second time that the event took place in Canada, after the 1988 edition in Sudbury. This became the last event announced by Scott Davis.

2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics
Moncton 2010 logo iaaf.jpg
Host cityCanada Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Nations participating163
Athletes participating1313
Events44
Dates19–25 July
Main venueMoncton Stadium
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The New Moncton Stadium was built specifically to host the championships

Katsiaryna Artsiukh of Belarus, the winner of the women's 400 m hurdles title,[2] had a positive test for Metenolone (a banned steroid) on the day of her victory. She was banned from the sport for two years.[3]

Opening ceremonyEdit

The competition opened the evening of 19 July and, following a ninety-minute light and music presentation, the championships were officially opened by the Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper and Gary Lunn, the Minister for Sport. One event was held on the first day, the women's 3000 metres, and the Prime Minister awarded Mercy Cherono with the first gold medal of the competition.[4]

Men's resultsEdit

TrackEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
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Dexter Lee
  Jamaica
10.21 Charles Silmon
  United States
10.23 PB Jimmy Vicaut
  France
10.28
Pre-race favourite Dexter Lee became the first man to win two consecutive 100 m titles at the competition.[5]
200 m
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Shōta Iizuka
  Japan
20.67 Aliaksandr Linnik
  Belarus
20.89 Aaron Brown
  Canada
21.00 PB
Iizuka became Japan's first sprint winner at the championships.[6] The highly favoured Dexter Lee had a false start in the heats.[7]
400 m
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Kirani James
  Grenada
45.89 Marcell Deák-Nagy
  Hungary
46.09 Errol Nolan
  United States
46.36
James won but was still disappointed with his performance, saying: "I don't care about championships, I just care about running fast."[8]
800 m
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David Mutinda Mutua
  Kenya
1:46.41 PB Casimir Loxsom
  United States
1:46.57 PB Robby Andrews
  United States
1:47.00
With their second- and third-place finish, Loxsom and Andrews became the first American males to medal in a middle distance event at the world junior championships.[9]
1500 m
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Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku
  Kenya
3:37.30 PB Abderrahmane Anou
  Algeria
3:38.86 Mohamad Al-Garni
  Qatar
3:38.91
5000 m
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David Kiprotich Bett
  Kenya
13:23.76 John Kipkoech
  Kenya
13:26.03 PB Aziz Lahbabi
  Morocco
13:28.92 NJR
10,000 m
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Dennis Chepkongin Masai
  Kenya
27:53.88 WJL Gebretsadik Abraha
  Ethiopia
28:03.45 PB Paul Kipchumba Lonyangata
  Kenya
28:14.55 PB
Dennis Masai won his first international medal, following his siblings Moses Ndiema Masai and Linet Masai onto the global stage.[10][11]
110 m hurdles
(99.0 cm)
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Pascal Martinot-Lagarde
  France
13.52 Vladimir Vukicevic
  Norway
13.59 Jack Meredith
  Great Britain
13.59
400 m hurdles
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Jehue Gordon
  Trinidad and Tobago
49.30 Takatoshi Abe
  Japan
49.46 PB Leslie Murray
  U.S. Virgin Islands
50.22 SB
3000 m steeplechase
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Jonathan Muia Ndiku
  Kenya
8:23.48 Albert Kiptoo Yator
  Kenya
8:33.55 PB Jacob Araptany
  Uganda
8:37.02
4×100 m relay
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  United States
Michael Granger
Charles Silmon
Eric Harris
Oliver Bradwell
38.93 WJL   Jamaica
Brandon Tomlinson
Bernardo Brady
Odean Skeen
Dexter Lee
39.55 SB   Trinidad and Tobago
Jamol James
Sabian Cox
Moriba Morain
Shermund Allsop
39.72 SB
4×400 m relay
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  United States
Joshua Mance
Errol Nolan
David Verburg
Michael Berry
3:04.76 WJL   Nigeria
Japhet Samuel
Tobi Ogunmola
Jonathan Nmaju
Salihu Isah
3:06.36 NJR   Great Britain
Nathan Wake
Dan Putnam
Sebastian Rodger
Jack Green
3:06.49 SB
10,000 m walk
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Valery Filipchuk
  Russia
40:43.17 WJL Cai Zelin
  China
40:43.59 PB Petr Bogatyrev
  Russia
40:50.37 PB

FieldEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
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Mutaz Essa Barshim
  Qatar
2.30 David Smith
  United States
2.24 PB Naoto Tobe
  Japan
2.21 SB
Pole vault
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Anton Ivakin
  Russia
5.50 WJL Claudio Stecchi
  Italy
5.40 PB Andrew Sutcliffe
  Great Britain
5.35 PB
Long jump
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Luvo Manyonga
  South Africa
7.99 Eusebio Cáceres
  Spain
7.90 Taylor Stewart
  Canada
7.63
Manyonga emulated Godfrey Khotso Mokoena to become the second African ever to medal in the long jump at the championships.[12] Stewart won Canada's first medal with his final effort.[13]
Triple jump
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Aleksey Fyodorov
  Russia
16.68 Ernesto Revé
  Cuba
16.47 Omar Craddock
  United States
16.23
Shot put (6 kg)
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Jacko Gill
  New Zealand
20.76 WJL Božidar Antunović
  Serbia
20.20 NJR Ding Yongheng
  China
20.14 PB
The 15-year-old Gill beat out Antunovic (age 18) and Ding (age 19), surpassing Usain Bolt as the youngest ever world junior champion.[14]
Discus throw (1.750 kg)
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Andrius Gudžius
  Lithuania
63.78 Andrei Gag
  Romania
61.85 PB Julian Wruck
  Australia
61.09
Hammer throw (6 kg)
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Conor McCullough
  United States
80.79 CR, NJR Ákos Hudi
  Hungary
78.37 Alaa El-Din El-Ashry
  Egypt
76.66 PB
Javelin throw
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Till Wöschler
  Germany
82.52 WJL Genki Dean
  Japan
76.44 PB Dmitri Tarabin
  Russia
76.42
Decathlon (junior)
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Kevin Mayer
  France
7928 PB Ilya Shkurenev
  Russia
7830 PB Marcus Nilsson
  Sweden
7751 PB
Kevin Mayer defended a first-day lead and won the title in the 1500 m final event, overtaking Russian Ilya Shkurenev.[15]

Women's resultsEdit

TrackEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
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Jodie Williams
  Great Britain
11.40 Takeia Pinckney
  United States
11.49 Jamile Samuel
  Netherlands
11.56
Reigning youth champion Jodie Williams extended her undefeated streak to win her first junior title.[16]
200 m
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Stormy Kendrick
  United States
22.99 PB Jodie Williams
  Great Britain
23.19 Jamile Samuel
  Netherlands
23.27
Kendrick produced a lifetime best to finally bring an end to Jodie Williams' four-year-long, 151-race winning streak.[17]
400 m
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Shaunae Miller
  Bahamas
52.52 Margaret Etim
  Nigeria
53.05 Bianca Răzor
  Romania
53.17
Sixteen-year-old Miller overhauled the more favoured Etim, who held the world junior leading time.[18]
800 m
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Elena Mirela Lavric
  Romania
2:01.85 Cherono Koech
  Kenya
2:02.29 Annet Negesa
  Uganda
2:02.51
1500 m
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Tizita Bogale
  Ethiopia
4:08.06 PB Ciara Mageean
  Ireland
4:09.51 NJR Nancy Chepkwemoi
  Kenya
4:11.04 PB
3000 m
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Mercy Cherono
  Kenya
8:55.07 WJL Emebet Anteneh
  Ethiopia
8:55.24 PB Layes Abdullayeva
  Azerbaijan
8:55.33 NJR
Cherono took her second consecutive World Junior title, becoming the first woman to repeat as World Junior champion in the 3000 m.[19]
5000 m
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Genzebe Dibaba
  Ethiopia
15:08.06 CR Mercy Cherono
  Kenya
15:09.19 Alice Aprot Nawowuna
  Kenya
15:17.39 PB
A fraught duel between Mercy Cherono and Genzebe Dibaba was decided when Cherono stumbled in the final stages, allowing the Ethiopian to win.[20]
100 m hurdles
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Isabelle Pedersen
  Norway
13.30 NJR Jenna Pletsch
  Germany
13.35 Miriam Hehl
  Germany
13.46
400 m hurdles
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Vera Rudakova
  Russia
57.16 PB Evonne Britton
  United States
57.32 PB Shiori Miki
  Japan
57.35 NJR
3000 m steeplechase
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Purity Cherotich Kirui
  Kenya
9:36.34 PB Birtukan Adamu
  Ethiopia
9:43.23 PB Lucia Kamene Muangi
  Kenya
9:43.71 PB
A pile up at the water jump enabled Kirui to construct her victory. German, Spanish, Italian and Mexican junior records were broken and home athlete Genevieve Lalonde set a NACAC junior record.[21]
4×100 m relay
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  United States
Stormy Kendrick
Takeia Pinckney
Dezerea Bryant
Ashley Collier
43.44
WJL
  Germany
Nadja Bahl
Leena Günther
Tatjana Pinto
Stefanie Pähler
43.74
NJR
  Netherlands
Dafne Schippers
Loreanne Kuhurima
Eva Lubbers
Jamile Samuel
44.09
NJR
4×400 m relay
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  United States
Diamond Dixon
Stacey-Ann Smith
Laura Roesler
Regina George
3:31.20
WJL
  Nigeria
Nkiruka Florence Uwakwe
Bukola Abogunloko
Chizoba Okodogbe
Margaret Etim
3:31.84
SB
  Jamaica
Jody Ann Muir
Janieve Russell
Natoya Goule
Chris-Ann Gordon
3:32.24
SB
10,000 m walk
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Elena Lashmanova
  Russia
44:11.90 WJL Anna Lukyanova
  Russia
44:17.98 PB Kumiko Okada
  Japan
45:56.15
Elena Lashmanova and Anna Lukyanova controlled the race for a Russian 1–2, leaving pre race favourite Kumiko Okada trailing for bronze.[22]

FieldEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
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Marija Vuković
  Montenegro
1.91 NR Airinė Palšytė
  Lithuania
1.89 Elena Vallortigara
  Italy
1.89
Vuković became the first Montenegrin to win a medal of any kind in athletics.[23]
Pole vault
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Angelica Bengtsson
  Sweden
4.25 NJR Victoria von Eynatten
  Germany
4.20 Holly Bleasdale
  Great Britain
4.15
Long jump
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Irisdaymi Herrera
  Cuba
6.41 PB Wang Wupin
  China
6.23 Marharyta Tverdohlib
  Ukraine
6.20
Triple jump
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Dailenys Alcántara
  Cuba
14.09 Laura Samuel
  Great Britain
13.75 NJR Deng Lina
  China
13.72 PB
Shot put
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Geisa Arcanjo
  Brazil
17.02 Meng Qianqian
  China
16.94 Cui Shuang
  China
16.13
Arcanjo became the first Brazilian junior woman to ever win a gold medal and the first Brazilian junior to win a gold medal since 1994.[24]
Discus throw
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Yaime Pérez
  Cuba
56.01 Erin Pendleton
  United States
54.96 Yuliya Kurylo
  Ukraine
53.96
Hammer throw
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Sophie Hitchon
  Great Britain
66.01 NJR Barbara Špiler
  Slovenia
65.28 Zhang Li
  China
63.96
Javelin throw
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Sanni Utriainen
  Finland
56.69 PB Līna Mūze
  Latvia
56.64 PB Tazmin Brits
  South Africa
54.55
Heptathlon
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Dafne Schippers
  Netherlands
5967 PB Sara Gambetta
  Germany
5770 PB Helga Margrét Thorsteinsdóttir
  Iceland
5706

Medal tableEdit

 
Mutaz Essa Barshim won Qatar's only gold in the men's high jump.
 
Kirani James of Grenada won 400 m gold after his silver in 2008.
 
Dafne Schippers won the heptathlon gold for the Netherlands.

  *   Host nation (Canada)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Kenya (KEN)74415
2  United States (USA)66315
3  Russia (RUS)5229
4  Cuba (CUB)3104
5  Ethiopia (ETH)2305
6  Great Britain (GBR)2248
7  France (FRA)2013
8  Germany (GER)1416
9  Japan (JPN)1236
10  Jamaica (JAM)1113
  Romania (ROU)1113
12  Lithuania (LTU)1102
  Norway (NOR)1102
14  Netherlands (NED)1034
15  Qatar (QAT)1012
  South Africa (RSA)1012
  Sweden (SWE)1012
  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)1012
19  Bahamas (BAH)1001
  Brazil (BRA)1001
  Finland (FIN)1001
  Grenada (GRN)1001
  Montenegro (MNE)1001
  New Zealand (NZL)1001
25  China (CHN)0347
26  Nigeria (NGA)0303
27  Hungary (HUN)0202
28  Italy (ITA)0112
29  Algeria (ALG)0101
  Belarus (BLR)0101
  Ireland (IRL)0101
  Latvia (LAT)0101
  Serbia (SRB)0101
  Slovenia (SLO)0101
  Spain (ESP)0101
36  Canada (CAN)*0022
  Uganda (UGA)0022
  Ukraine (UKR)0022
39  Australia (AUS)0011
  Azerbaijan (AZE)0011
  Egypt (EGY)0011
  Iceland (ISL)0011
  Morocco (MAR)0011
  U.S. Virgin Islands (ISV)0011
Totals (44 nations)444444132
  • All Information taken from IAAF's website.

ParticipationEdit

According to an unofficial count through an unofficial result list,[25] 1313 athletes from 163 countries participated in the event. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[26]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Council Selects Four New Venues for Future Events – IAAF Council Meeting, Day Two". IAAF. 2006-03-29. Archived from the original on 14 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-23.
  2. ^ Women's 400m Hurdles Final. IAAF (2010-07-24). Retrieved on 2010-12-28.
  3. ^ 2010-11-10 Athletes Currently Suspended. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-12-28.
  4. ^ Martin, David (2010-07-19). World Junior Championships open in Moncton as Mercy Cherono defends 3000m title. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-07-20.
  5. ^ Men's 100m final. IAAF (2010-07-22). Retrieved on 2010-07-22.
  6. ^ Men's 200m Final. IAAF (2010-07-24). Retrieved on 2010-07-26.
  7. ^ Gains, Paul (2010-07-22). 'I think I jumped the gun,' Lee suffers shock DQ in 200 heats. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-07-25.
  8. ^ Reid, Paul (2010-07-23). Kirani James – champion but not a happy one!. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-07-26.
  9. ^ Andrews Earns Bronze Medal at 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships. Letsrun.com (2010-07-25). Retrieved on 2010-07-25.
  10. ^ Beard, Matthew & De Casparis, Lena (2009-06-04). House of the rising runners: Top Kenyan athletes train from a semi in Teddington Archived July 1, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. London Evening Standard. Retrieved on 2010-07-22.
  11. ^ Morse, Parker (2010-07-21). Men's 10,000m Final. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-07-22.
  12. ^ Raynor, Kayon (2010-07-23). Manyonga follows in Mokoena's footsteps. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-07-26.
  13. ^ "Canada breaks through at world junior track championships". The Globe and Mail. 2010-07-21. Archived from the original on 24 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-21.
  14. ^ "Kiwi wins gold at world junior athletics championships". Fairfax New Zealand Limited. 2010-07-21. Retrieved 2010-07-21.
  15. ^ Decathlon – Day Two. IAAF (2010-07-22). Retrieved on 2010-07-22.
  16. ^ Arcoleo, Laura (2010-07-22). Women's 100m final. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-07-22.
  17. ^ Reid, Paul (2010-07-23). Williams adds 200 silver to 100 gold. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-07-26.
  18. ^ Reid, Paul (2010-07-23). Miller upsets favourites to take 400 gold. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-07-26.
  19. ^ "2010 World Junior Championships – Women's 3000m Final". IAAF. 2010-07-20. Archived from the original on 23 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
  20. ^ Morse, Parker (2010-07-22). Women's 5000m final Archived 2010-11-24 at the Wayback Machine. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-07-22.
  21. ^ Morse, Parker (2010-07-23). Thrilling Steeplechase final sees records fall aplenty. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-07-26.
  22. ^ Martin, David (2010-07-21). Moncton 2010 – Russians blitz of one-two in Race Walk final – Day Three Morning WRAP. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-07-22.
  23. ^ "2010 World Junior Championships – Women's High Jump Final". IAAF. 2010-07-25. Archived from the original on 26 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-25.
  24. ^ "2010 World Junior Championships – Women's Shot Put Final". IAAF. 2010-07-21. Archived from the original on 23 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
  25. ^ Peters, Lionel; Magnusson, Tomas, WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS WJC - 2010 Moncton CAN Jul 19-25, WORLD JUNIOR ATHLETICS HISTORY ("WJAH"), archived from the original on 9 March 2014, retrieved 13 June 2015
  26. ^ IAAF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS - Eugene 2014 - FACTS & FIGURES (PDF), IAAF, p. 5, retrieved 13 June 2015
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