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Jamaica won two gold medals at the second night of athletics at the Commonwealth Games on Monday (28). True to the nation’s sprint heritage, one came in the men’s 100m, but the other came from the shot circle. There were also gold medals for Nigeria and Canada on another record-breaking evening at Hampden Park.
The IAAF is deeply saddened to learn that US 400m runner Torrin Lawrence died in a car crash on Monday (28) at the age of 25.
Young athletes take advantage of IAAF Media Training workshop ‘Making The Most Of My Athletics Career’
More than a 100 competitors at the IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014, took advantage of the IAAF Media Training workshop ‘Making The Most Of My Athletics Career’ staged in Eugene over the last three days of the Championships.
World heptathlon silver medallist Brianne Theisen Eaton is among the world’s best combined eventers.
Vin Lananna, president of local organisers TrackTown USA, told reporters that the IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014 “exceeded expectations” after the final medal ceremonies were completed at Hayward Field.
Heir of a successful tradition in the triple jump, Lazaro Martinez left his mark on Hayward Field and won a much-awaited gold medal for Cuba on the final day of the IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014 on Sunday (27).
Latvia’s Gatis Cakss won the men’s javelin with a last-round throw of 74.04m, his best ever.
The United States ended a successful campaign at the IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014 with a comfortable win in the 4x400m in 3:03.31, the fourth-fastest time in the history of the competition and the quickest since the world junior record-breaking 3:01.09 time posted by another US quartet in 2004.
Day six report: Williams and Martinez set championship records – IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014
Championship records from US hurdler Kendell Williams and Cuban triple jumper Lazaro Martinez provided the highlights of the final day of the IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014 on Sunday (27).
The women of the USA won the 4x400m relay for the seventh consecutive World Junior Championships with a clocking of 3:30.42.
Great Britain’s Morgan Lake made good on her second shot at world junior gold, clearing 1.93m to secure the victory and a second title four days after her heptathlon triumph on Wednesday.
Lazaro Martinez confirmed his pre-competition status as the favourite and extended his country’s successful tradition in the triple jump by taking Cuba’s first gold medal at the IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014 with a championship record of 17.13m.
Alfred Kipketer restored Kenya’s dominance in the 800m with an impressive 1:43.95, the second-fastest time in the history of the IAAF World Junior Championships.
Dawit Seyaum became the fourth Ethiopian woman to win the 1500m at the World Junior Championships and she did in convincing fashion with 4:09.86.
Barnabas Kipyego led home his Kenyan team-mate Titus Kipruto Kibiego for a double in the men’s 3000m steeplechase. Kipyego was clocked in 8:25.57; Kibiego crossed the line in 8:26.15.
Geoffrey Kamworor Kipsang and his Kenyan compatriot Rita Jeptoo took the honours at the 15th edition of the Bogota International Half Marathon, the only IAAF Gold Label Road Race in South America, on Sunday (27).
Kenya's Issac Kosgei and local star Mateja Kosovelj came out on top at the testing 16th edition of the Gorski tek na Grintovec mountin race in Slovenia, the third of this summer's WMRA World Cup races, on Sunday (27).
The cry of jubilation Shamier Little let loose on crossing the finish line in the women’s 400m hurdles might have been one of relief.
Thousands lined the streets for the morning marathons and 44,000 packed out Hampden Park on Sunday (27) as the athletics competitions got off to a resounding start at the Commonwealth Games. Distance gold medals for Kenya and Australia and two Games records in the throws were the highlights of the opening day’s action.
Axel Chapelle realised a childhood dream in Eugene, listening to La Marseillaise as he stood on top of the podium at Hayward Field following his victory in the pole vault with a personal best and world junior leading height of 5.55m.