Today marks the 60th anniversary of the first of six high jump world records set by Siberian Valeriy Brumel during a remarkable career which was sadly cut short at 23 years of age due to a motorbike accident.
Britany Anderson of Jamaica ran 12.72, the fastest ever 100m hurdles time by an U18 athlete, in winning the final.
Jamaica's Brittany Anderson has become a hurdler only this year, having previously specialised in the sprints and long jump, but she has now earned the favourite status.
Capping what may be remembered as the most rapid rise of these championships, Maribel Vanessa Caicedo powered her way to a wholly unexpected victory in the girls’ 100m hurdles at the IAAF World Youth Championships on Thursday (16).
Barely 30 minutes after the IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015 got under way in the Colombian city, jaws dropped in the Pascual Guerrero stadium as Japan’s Abdul Hakim Sani Brown sped to a championship record of 10.30 in the first heat of the 100m on Wednesday morning (15).
World youth leader Alexis Duncan arrives in Cali with strong ambitions to become the USA’s fourth 100m hurdles champion.