1998 World Junior Championships in Athletics

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1998 World Junior Championships in Athletics
Parc des Sports d'Annecy Virage Nord 1.jpg
The host stadium in Annecy (shown during a football match).
Host city France Annecy, France
Nations participating 169
Athletes participating 1156
Events 43
Dates 28 July – 2 August
Main venue Parc des Sports
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The 1998 World Junior Championships in Athletics is the 1998 edition of the World Junior Championships in Athletics. It was held in Annecy, France from July 28 to August 2.

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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Christian Malcolm
 Great Britain
10.12 WJL Amar Johnson
 United States
10.34 PB Dwight Thomas
 Jamaica
10.40
200 metres
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Christian Malcolm
 Great Britain
20.44 WJL Jairo Duzant
 Netherlands Antilles
20.92 NJR Russell Frye
 United States
20.94
400 metres
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Nduka Awazie
 Nigeria
45.54 PB Casey Vincent
 Australia
45.55 PB Fawzi Al Shammari
 Kuwait
45.89 NJR
800 metres
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William Chirchir
 Kenya
1:47.23 Wilfred Bungei
 Kenya
1:47.53 Paskar Owor
 Uganda
1:48.20 PB
1500 metres
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Adil Kaouch
 Morocco
3:42.43 Benjamin Kipkurui
 Kenya
3:42.67 Robert Witt
 Poland
3:43.47
5000 metres
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Million Wolde
 Ethiopia
13:47.49 Kipchumba Mitei
 Kenya
13:49.60 Reuben Kiyara Kamzee
 Kenya
13:51.22
10,000 metres
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Benson Barus
 Kenya
29:24.28 Salim Kipsang
 Kenya
29:36.80 Alene Emere
 Ethiopia
29:47.60
110 metres hurdles
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Staņislavs Olijars
 Latvia
13.51 Sharif Paxton
 United States
14.10 Florian Seibold
 Germany
14.21
400 metres hurdles
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Periklis Iakovakis
 Greece
49.82 WJL Osiris Martínez
 Cuba
50.17 PB Peter Bate
 Australia
50.83
3000 metres steeplechase
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Reuben Kosgei
 Kenya
8:23.76 WJL Abraham Cherono
 Kenya
8:32.24 El Moustapha Mellour
 Morocco
8:34.91 PB
10,000 metres walk
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Roman Rasskazov
 Russia
41:55.95 Liu Yunfeng
 China
42:01.11 Mario Iván Flores
 Mexico
42:04.55
4 × 100 metres relay
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 Jamaica
Steve Slowly
Thomas Collin
Paul Thompson
Roy Bailey
39.70 WJL  United States
Casey Combest
Dashaun McCullough
Amar Johnson
Russell Frye
39.71  Germany
Tobias Unger
Stefan Holz
Zapletal Jirka
Kevin Kuske
39.99
4 × 400 metres relay
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 Australia
Daniel McFarlane
Daniel Batman
Aaron Russell
Casey Vincent
3:04.74 WJL  United States
Tony Berrian
Kevin Baker
Brian Swarn
Andrew Pierce
3:05.06  Jamaica
Sanjay Ayre
Leroy Colquhoun
Omar Henry
Dwayne Miller
3:05.31
High jump
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Alfredo Deza
 Peru
2.21 Yin Xueli
 China
2.21 PB Aleksandr Veryutin
 Belarus
2.21 PB
Pole vault
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Pavel Gerasimov
 Russia
5.55 PB Lars Börgeling
 Germany
5.50 Paul Burgess
 Australia
Adam Ptacek
 Czech Republic
Giuseppe Gibilisco
 Italy
5.20
Long jump
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Petar Dachev
 Bulgaria
8.14 NJR Abdel Rahmane Al-Nubi
 Qatar
8.11 AJR Luis Felipe Méliz
 Cuba
7.91
Triple jump
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Ionut Punga
 Romania
16.94 WJL Ivaylo Russinov
 Bulgaria
16.65 PB Gregory Yeldell
 United States
16.44 PB
Shot put
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Mikulas Konopka
 Slovakia
18.50 Janus Robberts
 South Africa
18.15 Carl Myerscough
 Great Britain
18.12
Discus throw
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Zoltán Kővágó
 Hungary
59.36 Emeka Udechuku
 Great Britain
57.99 Gabor Mate
 Hungary
56.96
Hammer throw
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Olli-Pekka Karjalainen
 Finland
72.40 CR Yuriy Voronkin
 Russia
69.66 Wojciech Kondratowicz
 Poland
68.93
Javelin throw
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David Parker
 Great Britain
72.85 Gerhardus Pienaar
 South Africa
71.16 PB Yukifumi Murakami
 Japan
70.72
Decathlon
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Aki Heikkinen
 Finland
7476 Thomas Poge
 Germany
7332 PB Jaakko Ojaniemi
 Finland
7246 PB

WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

  • Ahmed Baday of Morocco came 3rd in the men's 5000 meters with the time 13:49.86, but it was later proven that he was 24 years old at the time of the Championships, and he was disqualified for being 5 years too old for a Junior Championships.[1]

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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Shakedia Jones
 United States
11.19 Angela Williams
 United States
11.27 Joan Uduak Ekah
 Nigeria
11.50
200 metres
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Muriel Hurtis
 France
23.22 Shakedia Jones
 United States
23.39 Sarah Wilhelmy
 Great Britain
23.56
400 metres
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Natalya Nazarova
 Russia
52.02 Nakiya Johnson
 United States
52.09 PB Yupalis Díaz
 Cuba
52.39 NJR
800 metres
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Olga Mikayeva
 Russia
2:05.34 Jebet Langat
 Kenya
2:05.43 Naomi Misoi
 Kenya
2:05.77
1500 metres
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Lan Lixin
 China
4:10.05 Yemenashu Taye
 Ethiopia
4:11.97 PB Bouchra Benthami
 Morocco
4:12.76
3000 metres
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Yin Lili
 China
8:57.09 PB Yemenashu Taye
 Ethiopia
9:01.70 Edna Kiplagat
 Kenya
9:05.46
5000 metres
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Yin Lili
 China
15:29.65 CR Faith Jemutai
 Kenya
15:34.48 PB Meryma Hashim
 Kenya
15:39.57 PB
100 metres hurdles
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Julie Pratt
 Great Britain
13.75 Sun Hong Wei
 China
13.75 Susanna Kallur
 Sweden
13.77
400 metres hurdles
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Li Yu Lian
 China
55.93 Allison Beckford
 Jamaica
57.19 NJR Sun Hong Wei
 China
57.43
5000 metres walk
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Sabine Zimmer
 Germany
21:14.39 Jolanta Dukure
 Latvia
21:17.89 NJR Xue Ailing
 China
21:28.57 PB
4 × 100 metres relay
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 United States
Angela Williams
Keyon Soley
Myra Combs
Shakedia Jones
43.52 WJL  France
Celine Thelamon
Muriel Hurtis
Nadia Imalouan
Anne Carole Rapp
44.07 NJR  Jamaica
Tulia Robinson
Aleen Bailey
Melaine Walker
Lisa Sharpe
44.61
4 × 400 metres relay
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 Jamaica
Patricia Hall
Peta-Gaye Gayle
Keasha Downer
Allison Beckford
3:32.29 WJL  Russia
Svetlana Pospelova
Olga Mikayeva
Olesya Zykina
Natalya Nazarova
3:32.35  United States
Mikele Barber
Myra Combs
Demetria Washington
Nakiya Johnson
3:32.85
High jump
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Marina Kuptsova
 Russia
1.88 Marie Norrman
 Sweden
1.88 PB Tatyana Efimenko
 Kyrgyzstan
Nevena Lendjel
 Croatia
1.84
Pole vault
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Monika Gotz
 Germany
4.20 María Mar Sánchez
 Spain
Monika Pyrek
 Poland
4.10 NJR
4.10 NJR
Long jump
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Peng Fengmei
 China
6.59 Lu Xin
 China
6.57 Maria Chiara Baccini
 Italy
6.55 NJR
Triple jump
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Baya Rahouli
 Algeria
14.04 AJR Maria Solomon
 Russia
13.75 PB Marija Martinovic
 Yugoslavia
13.47
Shot put
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Nadzeya Astapchuk
 Belarus
18.23 WJL Du Xianhui
 China
17.69 PB Nadine Banse
 Germany
16.94
Discus throw
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Liu Fengying
 China
60.66 Mélina Robert-Michon
 France
55.01 Lacramioara Ionescu
 Romania
54.64
Hammer throw
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Bianca Achilles
 Germany
61.79 Sini Pöyry
 Finland
61.76 NJR Maureen Griffin
 United States
60.14
Javelin throw
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Osleidys Menéndez
 Cuba
68.17 WJL Liang Lili
 China
61.72 PB Wei Jianhua
 China
59.10
Heptathlon
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Shen Shengfei
 China
5815 Susanna Rajamäki
 Finland
5721 Viorica Tigau
 Romania
5720 PB

WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

Medal table[edit]

  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China 7 6 3 16
2  Russia 5 2 0 7
3  Great Britain 4 1 2 7
4  Kenya 3 7 2 12
5  Germany 3 2 3 8
6  United States 2 7 4 13
7  Finland 2 2 1 5
8  Jamaica 2 1 3 6
9  Ethiopia 1 2 2 5
10  France 1 2 0 3
11=  Australia 1 1 2 4
11=  Cuba 1 1 2 4
11=  Romania 1 1 2 4
14=  Bulgaria 1 1 0 2
14=  Latvia 1 1 0 2
16  Morocco 1 0 3 4
17=  Belarus 1 0 1 2
17=  Hungary 1 0 1 2
17=  Nigeria 1 0 1 2
20=  Algeria 1 0 0 1
20=  Greece 1 0 0 1
20=  Peru 1 0 0 1
20=  Slovakia 1 0 0 1
24  South Africa 0 2 0 2
25  Poland 0 1 2 3
26  Sweden 0 1 1 2
27=  Netherlands Antilles 0 1 0 1
27=  Qatar 0 1 0 1
27=  Spain 0 1 0 1
30  Italy 0 0 2 2
31=  Croatia 0 0 1 1
31=  Czech Republic 0 0 1 1
31=  Japan 0 0 1 1
31=  Kyrgyzstan 0 0 1 1
31=  Kuwait 0 0 1 1
31=  Mexico 0 0 1 1
31=  Uganda 0 0 1 1
31=  Yugoslavia 0 0 1 1

Participation[edit]

According to an unofficial count through an unofficial result list,[2] 1156 athletes from 169 countries participated in the event. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 14th IAAF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS Barcelona 2012 Facts & Figures, page 15
  2. ^ Peters, Lionel; Magnusson, Tomas, WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS WJC - 1998 Annecy FRA Jul 28-Aug 2, WORLD JUNIOR ATHLETICS HISTORY ("WJAH"), archived from the original on 3 Dec 2013, retrieved 13 June 2015 
  3. ^ IAAF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS - Eugene 2014 - FACTS & FIGURES (PDF), IAAF, p. 5, retrieved 13 June 2015 

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