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The IAAF World U20 Championships is a biennial world championships for the sport of athletics organised by the International Association of Athletics Federations, contested by athletes in the under-20 athletics age category (19 years old or younger on 31 December in the year of the competition.[1][2]

The competition was launched at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Athletics in 1986 and . The name of the competition was changed in November 2015.

Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby is the most successful athlete at the championships, having won one gold and four silver in individual and relay sprinting events between 2000 and 2004. Chris Nelloms, Davidson Ezinwa and Dexter Lee share the position of most successful male athlete, at four medals each.[3]

Contents

ChampionshipsEdit

Edition Year City Country Date Venue Top of the medal table Nations Athletes Men Women
1 1986 Athens   Greece 16–20 July Athens Olympic Stadium   East Germany 142 1135 752 383
2 1988 Sudbury   Canada 27–31 July Laurentian University Stadium   East Germany 123 1024 574 450
3 1990 Plovdiv   Bulgaria 8–12 August Deveti Septemvri Stadium   Soviet Union 87 987 606 381
4 1992 Seoul   South Korea 16–20 September Seoul Olympic Stadium   China 90 954 535 419
5 1994 Lisbon   Portugal 20–24 July Estádio Universitário de Lisboa   United States 143 1139 674 465
6 1996 Sydney   Australia 20–25 August Sydney International Athletic Centre   United States 142 1049 640 409
7 1998 Annecy   France 28 July – 2 August Parc des Sports   China 169 1156 657 499
8 2000 Santiago   Chile 17–22 October Estadio Nacional de Chile   Kenya 151 1122 638 484
9 2002 Kingston   Jamaica 16–21 July Independence Park   United States 159 1069 630 439
10 2004 Grosseto   Italy 12–18 July Stadio Olimpico Comunale   United States 168 1261 680 581
11 2006 Beijing   China 15–20 August Chaoyang Sport Centre   Kenya 176 1350 742 608
12 2008 Bydgoszcz   Poland 8–13 July Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak Stadium   United States 165 1408 757 651
13 2010 Moncton   Canada 19–25 July Moncton Stadium   Kenya 163 1313 746 567
14 2012 Barcelona   Spain 10–15 July Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys   United States 171 1566 856 710
15 2014 Eugene   United States 22–27 July Hayward Field   United States 175 546
16 2016 Bydgoszcz   Poland 19–24 July Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak Stadium   United States 140 1359
17 2018 Tampere   Finland 10–15 July Ratina Stadium

The 2016 Championships were due to be held in Kazan, Russia until the IAAF's suspension of the All-Russia Athletic Federation, which prohibits Russia from hosting international competitions. This event was relocated.[2][4]

All-time medal tableEdit

as of 2016

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   United States 105 69 55 229
2   Kenya 72 62 41 175
3   Russia 43 32 26 101
4   China 38 44 33 115
5   Ethiopia 34 30 25 89
6   Germany 30 37 33 100
7   Cuba 27 31 19 77
8   Great Britain 27 25 32 84
9   Jamaica 23 34 34 91
10   East Germany 23 10 18 51
11   Romania 20 18 15 53
12   Soviet Union 18 16 22 56
13   South Africa 13 14 10 37
14   France 13 12 15 40
15   Australia 11 21 27 59
16   Poland 11 16 13 40
17   Bulgaria 11 5 7 23
18   Nigeria 10 13 7 30
19   Qatar 9 4 5 18
20   Finland 8 9 15 32
21   Ukraine 8 8 10 26
22   Trinidad and Tobago 8 2 7 17
23   Sweden 7 9 7 23
24   Croatia 7 2 4 13
25   Belarus 6 10 11 27
26   Spain 5 14 6 25
27   Netherlands 5 4 11 20
28   Czech Republic 5 4 1 10
29   Hungary 4 13 4 21
30   Japan 4 12 27 43
31   Italy 4 6 9 19
32 Unified Team 4 2 5 11
33   Brazil 4 1 8 13
34   Uganda 4 1 6 11
35   Bahamas 4 0 5 9
36   Estonia 4 0 2 6
37   Norway 3 5 2 10
38   Latvia 3 4 1 8
39   Morocco 3 3 15 21
40   West Germany 3 3 3 9
41    Switzerland 3 3 0 6
42   Mexico 3 2 1 6
43   New Zealand 3 0 5 8
44   Uzbekistan 3 0 1 4
45   Canada 2 6 8 16
46   Bahrain 2 3 6 11
47   Algeria 2 2 1 5
48   Montenegro 2 0 0 2
49   Greece 1 4 5 10
50   Yugoslavia 1 3 3 7
51   Ecuador 1 3 2 6
52   Argentina 1 3 1 5
52   Lithuania 1 3 1 5
52   Slovenia 1 3 1 5
55   Slovakia 1 2 4 7
55   Turkey 1 2 4 7
57   Portugal 1 2 3 6
57   Serbia 1 2 3 6
59   Saudi Arabia 1 2 2 5
60   Sudan 1 2 1 4
61   Botswana 1 1 2 4
61   Colombia 1 1 2 4
61   Grenada 1 1 2 4
64   Chile 1 1 0 2
64   Iran 1 1 0 2
66   India 1 0 2 3
66   Moldova 1 0 2 3
68   Barbados 1 0 1 2
68   Peru 1 0 1 2
70   Austria 1 0 0 1
70   Dominican Republic 1 0 0 1
70   Turks and Caicos Islands 1 0 0 1
73   Tanzania 0 4 2 6
74   Czechoslovakia 0 3 2 5
75   Egypt 0 3 1 4
76   Eritrea 0 3 0 3
77   Djibouti 0 2 0 2
77   Ireland 0 2 0 2
79   Korea Republic 0 1 5 6
80   Belgium 0 1 4 5
81   Kazakhstan 0 1 1 2
81   Kuwait 0 1 1 2
83   Antigua and Barbuda 0 1 0 1
83   Burundi 0 1 0 1
83   Denmark 0 1 0 1
83   Guyana 0 1 0 1
83   Israel 0 1 0 1
83   Malawi 0 1 0 1
83   Netherlands Antilles 0 1 0 1
83   Saint Kitts and Nevis 0 1 0 1
83   Seychelles 0 1 0 1
83   Tunisia 0 1 0 1
83   Venezuela 0 1 0 1
94   Ghana 0 0 2 2
94   Zimbabwe 0 0 2 2
96   Azerbaijan 0 0 1 1
96   British Virgin Islands 0 0 1 1
96   Cayman Islands 0 0 1 1
96   Chinese Taipei 0 0 1 1
96   Fiji 0 0 1 1
96   Iceland 0 0 1 1
96   Kyrgyzstan 0 0 1 1
96   Luxembourg 0 0 1 1
96   Serbia and Montenegro 0 0 1 1
96   United States Virgin Islands 0 0 1 1

Championships recordsEdit

MenEdit

Event Record Athlete Nation Date Meet Place Ref
100 m 10.05 (+0.1 m/s) Adam Gemili   United Kingdom 11 July 2012 2012 Championships   Barcelona, Spain [5]
200 m 20.17 (+1.2 m/s) Michael Norman   United States 22 July 2016 2016 Championships   Bydgoszcz, Poland [6]
400 m 44.66 Hamdan Al-Bishi   Saudi Arabia 20 October 2000 2000 Championships   Santiago, Chile
800 m 1:43.79 Nijel Amos   Botswana 15 July 2012 2012 Championships   Barcelona, Spain [7]
1500 m 3:35.53 Abdalaati Iguider   Morocco 15 July 2004 2004 Championships   Grosseto, Italy
5000 m 13:08.57 Abreham Cherkos   Ethiopia 13 July 2008 2008 Championships   Bydgoszcz, Poland
10000 m 27:25.23 Rodgers Kwemoi   Kenya 19 July 2016 2016 Championships   Bydgoszcz, Poland [8]
110 m hurdles (0.99 m) 12.99 (+0.5 m/s) WJR Wilhem Belocian   France 24 July 2014 2014 Championships   Eugene, United States [9]
400 m hurdles 48.51 Kerron Clement   United States 16 July 2004 2004 Championships   Grosseto, Italy
3000 m steeplechase 8:06.10 Conseslus Kipruto   Kenya 15 July 2012 2012 Championships   Barcelona, Spain [10]
High jump 2.37 m WJR Dragutin Topić   Yugoslavia 12 August 1990 1990 Championships   Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Steve Smith   Great Britain 20 September 1992 1992 Championships   Seoul, South Korea
Pole vault 5.71 m Germán Chiaraviglio   Argentina 19 August 2006 2006 Championships   Beijing, China
Long jump 8.20 m James Stallworth   United States 9 August 1990 1990 Championships   Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Triple jump 17.13 m (+0.7 m/s) Lázaro Martínez   Cuba 27 July 2014 2014 Championships   Eugene, United States [11]
Shot put (6 kg) 23.34 m WJR Konrad Bukowiecki   Poland 19 July 2016 2016 Championships   Bydgoszcz, Poland [12]
Discus throw (1.75 kg) 67.32 m Margus Hunt   Estonia 16 August 2006 2006 Championships   Beijing, China
Hammer throw (6 kg) 85.57 m WJR Ashraf Amgad Elseify   Qatar 14 July 2012 2012 Championships   Barcelona, Spain [13]
Javelin throw 86.48 m WJR Neeraj Chopra   India 23 July 2016 2016 Championships   Bydgoszcz, Poland [14]
Decathlon 8162 pts WJR Niklas Kaul   Germany 19–20 July 2016 2016 Championships   Bydgoszcz, Poland [15]
100m (wind) Long jump (wind) Shot put High jump 400m 110H (wind) Discus Pole vault Javelin 1500m
11.52 +0.8 6.79m -1.9 14.80m
(6 kg)
2.10m 49.69 14.72 +0.9
(0.99 m)
41.80m
(1.750 kg)
4.80m 71.59m WJDB 4:21.70
10000 m walk (track) 39:27.19 Daisuke Matsunaga   Japan 25 July 2014 2014 Championships   Eugene, United States [16]
4 × 100 m relay 38.66 WJR Trell Kimmons
Abidemi Omole
Ivory Williams
LaShawn Merritt
  United States 18 July 2004 2004 Championships   Grosseto, Italy
4 × 400 m relay 3:01.09 WJR Brandon Johnson
LaShawn Merritt
Jason Craig
Kerron Clement
  United States 18 July 2004 2004 Championships   Grosseto, Italy

WomenEdit

Event Record Athlete Nation Date Meet Place Ref
100 m 11.07 (+0.9 m/s) Candace Hill   United States 21 July 2016 2016 Championships   Bydgoszcz, Poland [17]
200 m 22.53 (+0.2 m/s) Anthonique Strachan   Bahamas 13 July 2012 2012 Championships   Barcelona, Spain [18]
400 m 50.50 Ashley Spencer   United States 13 July 2012 2012 Championships   Barcelona, Spain [19]
800 m 2:00.06 Elena Mirela Lavric   Romania 11 July 2008 2008 Championships   Bydgoszcz, Poland
1500 m 4:04.96 Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon   Kenya 15 July 2012 2012 Championships   Barcelona, Spain [20]
3000 m 8:41.76 Beyenu Degefa   Ethiopia 20 July 2016 2016 Championships   Bydgoszcz, Poland [21]
5000 m 15:08.06 Genzebe Dibaba   Ethiopia 21 July 2010 2010 Championships   Moncton, Canada [22]
100 m hurdles 12.85 (+2.0 m/s) Elvira Herman   Belarus 24 July 2016 2016 Championships   Bydgoszcz, Poland [23]
400 m hurdles 54.70 Lashinda Demus   United States 19 July 2002 2002 Championships   Kingston, Jamaica
3000 m steeplechase 9:25.15 Celliphine Chepteek Chespol   Kenya 22 July 2016 2016 Championships   Bydgoszcz, Poland [24]
High jump 2.00 m Alina Astafei   Romania 29 July 1988 1988 Championships   Sudbury, Canada
Pole vault 4.55 m Angelica Moser    Switzerland 21 July 2016 2016 Championships   Bydgoszcz, Poland [25]
Long jump 6.82 m Fiona May   Great Britain 30 July 1988 1988 Championships   Sudbury, Canada
Triple jump 14.62 m WJR Tereza Marinova   Bulgaria 25 August 1996 1996 Championships   1996 Sydney
Shot put 18.76 m Cheng Xiaoyan   People's Republic of China 21 July 1994 1994 Championships   1994 Lisbon
Discus throw 68.24 m Ilke Wyludda   East Germany 31 July 1988 1988 Championships   Sudbury, Canada
Hammer throw 70.62 m Alexandra Tavernier   France 14 July 2012 2012 Championships   Barcelona, Spain [26]
Javelin throw 63.01 m WJR Vira Rebryk   Ukraine 10 July 2008 2008 Championships   Bydgoszcz, Poland
Heptathlon 6470 pts Carolina Klüft   Sweden 20 July 2002 2002 Championships   Kingston, Jamaica
10000 m walk (track) 42:47.25 WJR Anežka Drahotová   Czech Republic 23 July 2014 2014 Championships   Eugene, United States [27]
4 × 100 m relay 43.40 Sherone Simpson
Kerron Stewart
Anneisha McLaughlin
Simone Facey
  Jamaica 21 July 2002 2002 Championships   Kingston, Jamaica
4 × 400 m relay 3:27.60 WJR Alexandria Anderson
Ashlee Kidd
Stephanie Smith
Natasha Hastings
  United States 18 July 2004 2004 Championships   Grosseto, Italy

DisqualificationsEdit

DopingEdit

Several athletes have been stripped of medals due to doping.[3]

Athlete Nation Sex Event Result Year
Juan Miguel López   Cuba Men Triple jump Silver 1986
Vladyslav Piskunov   Ukraine Men Hammer throw Gold 1994
Seema Antil   India Women Discus throw Gold 2000
Katsiaryna Artsiukh   Belarus Women 400 metres hurdles Gold 2010
Geisa Arcanjo   Brazil Women Shot put Gold 2010
Adel Jaber Al-Asseri   Saudi Arabia Men 200 metres 2008
Jacek Wiśniewski   Poland Men Shot put 2010
Aslı Çakir   Turkey Women 3000 metres steeplechase, 4 × 400 metres relay 2004
Renubala Mahanta   India Women Long jump 2010

Age falsificationEdit

Two athletes subsequently lost their medals as a result of fraudulently misstating their age on official documents: Bahrain's 2006 steeplechase silver medallist Tareq Mubarak Taher and Morocco's Ahmed Baday (1998 5000 metres bronze). In addition to this, later analysis of Moses Kiptanui's age when having won the 1990 1500 m showed he was marginally overage (aged 19 years, 315 days) at the time of his victory, though this result has not been rescinded.[3]

Title defencesEdit

Given the age limitations on the competition it is rare that athletes get the opportunity to defend previous individual titles. A total of 22 athletes have managed this feat, eight of them men and fourteen women.[3] In addition to this Anita Weyermann won the 3000 m title after taking the 1500 m title two years earlier.

Men
Athlete Nation Event Years
Wilfred Kirochi   Kenya 1500 metres 1986–88
Dexter Lee   Jamaica 100 metres 2008–10
Jonathan Ndiku   Kenya 3000 metres steeplechase 2008–10
Jacko Gill   New Zealand Shot put 2010–12
Ashraf Amgad Elseify   Egypt Hammer throw 2012–14
Jaheel Hyde   Jamaica 400 metres hurdles 2014–16
Lázaro Martínez   Cuba Triple jump 2014–16
Konrad Bukowiecki   Poland Shot put 2014–16
Women
Athlete Nation Event Years
Svetla Dimitrova   Bulgaria Heptathlon 1986–88
Ilke Wyludda   East Germany Discus throw 1986–88
Gillian Russell   Jamaica 100 metres hurdles 1990–92
Irina Stankina   Russia 5000 metres walk 1994–96
Osleidys Menéndez   Cuba Javelin throw 1996–98
Blanka Vlašić   Croatia High jump 2000–02
Ivana Brkljačić   Croatia Hammer throw 2000–02
Carolina Klüft   Sweden Heptathlon 2000–02
Ma Xuejun   China Discus throw 2002–04
Bianca Perie   Romania Hammer throw 2006–08
Mirela Lavric   Romania 800 metres 2008–10
Mercy Cherono   Kenya 3000 metres 2008–10
Dailenys Alcántara   Cuba Triple jump 2008–10
Angelica Bengtsson   Sweden Pole vault 2010–12

DoublesEdit

A total of fourteen athletes have won two individual titles at the same championships (eight men, six women). The majority of these are sprint or long-distance combinations, although Andrew Howe (200 m and long jump) and Morgan Lake (high jump and heptathlon) managed to win novel doubles.[3]

Men
Athlete Nation Events Year
Peter Chumba   Kenya 5000 metres, 10,000 metres 1986
Ato Boldon   Trinidad and Tobago 100 metres, 200 metres 1992
Haile Gebrselassie   Ethiopia 5000 metres, 10,000 metres 1992
Daniel Komen   Kenya 5000 metres, 10,000 metres 1994
Francis Obikwelu   Nigeria 100 metres, 200 metres 1996
Assefa Mezgebu   Ethiopia 5000 metres, 10,000 metres 1996
Christian Malcolm   United Kingdom 100 metres, 200 metres 1998
Andrew Howe   Italy 200 metres, long jump 2004
Women
Athlete Nation Events Year
Yin Lili   China 3000 metres, 5000 metres 1998
Veronica Campbell   Jamaica 100 metres, 200 metres 2000
Meseret Defar   Ethiopia 3000 metres, 5000 metres 2002
Tezdzhan Naimova   Bulgaria 100 metres, 200 metres 2006
Anthonique Strachan   Bahamas 100 metres, 200 metres 2006
Morgan Lake   Great Britain High jump, heptathlon 2014

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b "Official bids received for hosting 2016 IAAF Events". IAAF. 28 December 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d e IAAF World Junior Championships Eugene 2014 Facts and Figures. IAAF. Retrieved 2018-04-10.
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  21. ^ "3000m Results" (PDF). IAAF. 20 July 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 
  22. ^ "5000 Metres Results". IAAF. 21 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-21. 
  23. ^ "100m Hurdles Results" (PDF). IAAF. 24 July 2016. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
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  25. ^ "Pole Vault Results" (PDF). IAAF. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 
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  27. ^ "10000m Race Walk Results". IAAF. 23 July 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 

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