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Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith ran 11.23 to take the women’s 100m title in a dominating blocks-to-finish performance.
Akela Jones made history by becoming the first athlete from Barbados to win a medal of any colour at the IAAF World Junior Championships as she won the long jump final with a leap of 6.34m.
Alemitu Haroye continued Ethiopia’s successful tradition in distance running by winning the 5000m title with a time of 15:10.08, the seventh victory for Ethiopian runners in 10 editions of the event which came on to the championships programme in 1996.
Czech Republic’s Jiri Sykora continued the seesaw sequence of the second day and regained the pole position with one event remaining after he produced a personal best of 60.56m in the javelin.
Morgan Lake added her own page to the book of British success in the heptathlon when she secured the world junior title with 6148 points, the highest ever score by a youth athlete in a heptathlon with senior implements as the prodigious Briton is still only 17.
Alyona Shamotina won the women’s hammer title with a 66.05m effort in the fifth round.
Cedric Dubler regained the lead with two events remaining as the Australian reached a lifetime best of 4.80m in the pole vault, 20cm higher than his previous best.
The heptathlon javelin was highlighted by Turkmenistan’s Irina Velihanova and her 44.72m throw in the third round, the longest throw in the two pools and a national junior record, but the significant results began with the second place.
Anezka Drahotova couldn’t hide her joy following her world junior record* in the 10,000m race walk, the first of the IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014, but is already setting bigger goals at the senior level.
Czech Republic’s Jiri Sykora has regained the lead in the decathlon after dominating the discus with 48.55m, a personal best by nearly three metres.
Cuba’s Yorgelis Rodriguez, the defending world junior heptathlon champion, did what she needed to do in the long jump, reaching 6.19m in the second round.
As competition began at the IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014, on Tuesday (22), activity also began to ramp up for the three IAAF Ambassadors in Eugene.
Czech Republic’s Anezka Drahotova produced the first world junior record* of the IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014, by taking the 10,000m race walk with a time of 42:47.25 to smash the former mark of 42:59.48, set by Russia’s Yelena Lashmanova in 2011.
Australia’s Cedric Dubler extended his lead in the decathlon after posting a personal best in the 110m hurdles with 14.08. His effort followed on from three personal bests on the first day.
Uganda’s Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei became the first world junior champion of 2014 when he won the 10,000m in 28:32.86.
Day one report: Cheptegei adds to Ugandan gold reserves – IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014
Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei fulfilled his role as favourite for the men’s 10,000m by triumphing over 25 laps of the track at Hayward Field in 28:32.86 to take the first gold medal of the IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014, on Tuesday (22).
Australia’s Cedric Dubler is the overnight leader of the decathlon following the first five events on day one, the opening day of the IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014.
Great Britain’s Morgan Lake continues to lead the heptathlon at the end of the first day, closing out the opening four events with a total of 3821 points.
Russia’s Evgeniy Likhanov moved into the lead after four events in the decathlon following his 2.09m clearance in the high jump
Great Britain’s Morgan Lake continued her strong streak in the heptathlon’s third event, putting up a 14.17m shot put in the first round to win her second event and add 805 points to her total.