2008 World Junior Championships in Athletics

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2008 World Junior Championships in Athletics
2008 World Junior Championships in Athletics logo.png
Host city Poland Bydgoszcz, Poland
Nations participating 165
Athletes participating 1408
Events 44
Dates 8–13 July
Main venue Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak Stadium
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The 2008 World Junior Championships in Athletics is the 2008 version of the World Junior Championships in Athletics. It was held in Bydgoszcz in Poland at the Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak Stadium between 8 and 13 July 2008. Previously Bydgoszcz hosted the 1999 World Youth Championships.

Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak Stadium, the host venue of the Championships.

The United States topped the medal table with 17 medals overall, including 11 golds, ahead of Germany and Kenya.

Men's results[edit]

Track[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
Dexter Lee
 Jamaica
10.40 Wilhelm van der Vyver
 South Africa
10.42 Terrell Wilks
 United States
10.45
200 metres
details
Christophe Lemaitre
 France
20.83
PB
Nickel Ashmeade
 Jamaica
20.84 Robert Hering
 Germany
20.96
400 metres
details
Marcus Boyd
 United States
45.53
WJL
Kirani James
 Grenada
45.70
NJ
O'Neal Wilder
 United States
45.76
800 metres
details
Abubaker Kaki
 Sudan
1:45.60 Geoffrey Kibet
 Kenya
1:46.23
PB
André Olivier
 South Africa
1:47.57
1500 metres
details
Imad Touil
 Algeria
3:47.40 James Kiplagat Magut
 Kenya
3:47.51 Demma Daba
 Ethiopia
3:47.65
5000 metres
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Abreham Cherkos
 Ethiopia
13:08.57
CR
Mathew Kipkoech Kisorio
 Kenya
13:11.57
PB
Dejen Gebremeskel
 Ethiopia
13:11.97
10,000 metres
details
Josphat Kipkoech Bett
 Kenya
27:30.85
CR
Titus Kipjumba Mbishei
 Kenya
27:31.65
PB
Ibrahim Jeilan
 Ethiopia
28:07.98
110 metres hurdles 99.0 cm
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Konstantin Shabanov
 Russia
13.27
WJL
Booker Nunley
 United States
13.45 Keiron Stewart
 Jamaica
13.51
400 metres hurdles
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Jeshua Anderson
 United States
48.68
PB
Johnny Dutch
 United States
49.25 Amaurys R. Valle
 Cuba
49.56
NJ
3000 metres steeplechase
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Jonathan Muia Ndiku
 Kenya
8:17.28
PB
Benjamin Kiplagat
 Uganda
8:19.24 Patrick Kipyegon Terer
 Kenya
8:25.14
PB
4 × 100 metres relay
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 United States
Dante Sales
Antonio Sales
Marquise Goodwin
Terrell Wilks
38.98
WJL
 Jamaica
Oshane Bailey
Dexter Lee
Nickel Ashmeade
Yohan Blake
39.25
SB
 South Africa
Johannes Mosala
Roscoe Engel
Patrick Vosloo
Wilhelm van der Vyver
39.70
4 × 400 metres relay
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 United States
Marcus Boyd
Bryan Miller
O'Neal Wilder
Jeshua Anderson
3:03.86
WJL
 Great Britain
Louis Persent
Robert Davis
Nigel Levine
Jordan McGrath
3:05.82
SB
 Germany
Niklas Zender
Alexander Juretzko
Marc-John Dombrowski
Pascal Nabow
3:06.47
SB
10,000 metres walk
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Stanislav Emelyanov
 Russia
39:35.01
CR
Chen Ding
 China
39:47.20
AJ
Lluís Torlá
 Spain
40:29.57
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)

Field[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details
Bohdan Bondarenko
 Ukraine
2.26
WJL
Sylwester Bednarek
 Poland
2.24
SB
Miguel Ángel Sancho
 Spain
2.21
Pole vault
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Raphael Holzdeppe
 Germany
5.50 Paweł Wojciechowski
 Poland
5.40
PB
Karsten Dilla
 Germany
5.30
Long jump
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Marquise Goodwin
 United States
7.74
PB
Dzmitry Astrouski
 Belarus
7.64 Eusebio Cáceres
 Spain
7.59
Triple jump
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Teddy Tamgho
 France
17.33 Osviel Hernández
 Cuba
16.90 Mohamed Yusuf Salman
 Bahrain
16.59
Shot put 6 kg
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David Storl
 Germany
21.08
WJL
Aleksandr Bulanov
 Russia
20.14 Marin Premeru
 Croatia
19.93
PB
Discus throw 1.75 kg
details
Gordon Wolf
 Germany
62.00
PB
Marin Premeru
 Croatia
61.85 Mykyta Nesterenko
 Ukraine
61.01
Hammer throw 6 kg
details
Walter Henning
 United States
76.92
AJ
Conor McCullough
 United States
75.88
PB
Aleh Dubitski
 Belarus
75.42
Javelin throw
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Robert Szpak
 Poland
78.01
WJL
Ihab Al Sayed Abdelrahman
 Egypt
76.20
NJ
Ansis Bruns
 Latvia
75.31
PB
Decathlon Junior
details
Jan Felix Knobel
 Germany
7896
WJL
Eduard Mikhan
 Belarus
7894
NJ
Mihail Dudaš
 Serbia
7663
NJ

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)

Women's results[edit]

Track[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
Jeneba Tarmoh
 United States
11.37 Ashleigh Nelson
 Great Britain
11.49 Sheniqua Ferguson
 Bahamas
11.52
200 metres
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Sheniqua Ferguson
 Bahamas
23.24 Meritzer Williams
 Saint Kitts and Nevis
23.40 Janelle Redhead
 Grenada
23.52
400 metres
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Folashade Abugan
 Nigeria
51.84 Jessica Beard
 United States
52.09 Susana A. Clement
 Cuba
52.36
800 metres
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Elena Mirela Lavric
 Romania
2:00.06
CR
Merve Aydin
 Turkey
2:00.92
NJ
Machteld Anna Mulder
 Netherlands
2:02.05
PB
1500 metres
details
Stephanie Twell
 Great Britain
4:15.09 Kalkidan Gezahegne
 Ethiopia
4:16.58 Emma Pallant
 Great Britain
4:17.06
3000 metres
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Mercy Cherono
 Kenya
8:58.07
SB
Bizunesh Urgesa
 Ethiopia
8:58.90 Frethiwat Goshu
 Ethiopia
9:03.76
PB
5000 metres
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Sule Utura
 Ethiopia
16:15.59 Genzebe Dibaba
 Ethiopia
16:16.75 Nelly Chebet
 Kenya
16:17.96
100 metres hurdles
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Teona Rodgers
 United States
13.40 Shermaine Williams
 Jamaica
13.48 Belkis Milanés
 Cuba
13.49
400 metres hurdles
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Takecia Jameson
 United States
56.29
WJL
Janeil Bellille
 Trinidad and Tobago
56.84
NJ
Meghan Beesley
 Great Britain
57.08
PB
3000 metres steeplechase
details
Christine Kambua Muyanga
 Kenya
9:31.35
CR
Elizabeth Mueni
 Kenya
9:36.50
PB
Korahubish Itaa
 Ethiopia
9:37.81
NJ
4 × 100 metres relay
details
 United States
Jeneba Tarmoh
Shayla Mahan
Gabrielle Glenn
Tiffany Townsend
43.66
WJL
 Jamaica
Shawna Anderson
Kaycea Jones
Gayon Evans
Jura Levy
43.98
SB
 Brazil
Barbara de Oliveira
Bárbara Leôncio
Luana Correa
Rosângela Santos
44.61
4 × 400 metres relay
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 United States
Lanie Whittaker
Jessica Beard
Erica Alexander
Takecia Jameson
3:30.19  Ukraine
Olha Zemlyak
Yuliya Krasnoshchok
Hanna Yaroshchuk
Yuliya Baraley
3:34.20
NJ
 Australia
Brittney McGlone
Trychelle Kingdom
Olivia Tauro
Angeline Blackburn
3:34.23
SB
10,000 metres walk
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Tatyana Mineeva
 Russia
43:24.72
CR
Elmira Alembekova
 Russia
43:45.16
PB
Li Yanfei
 China
44:24.10
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)

Field[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details
Kimberly Jess
 Germany
1.86 Mirela Demireva
 Bulgaria
1.86
SB
Lesyani Mayor
 Cuba
Hannelore Desmet
 Belgium
1.86
PB
1.86
PB
Pole vault
details
Valeriya Volik
 Russia
4.40
CR
Ekaterina Kolesova
 Russia
4.40
CR
Ekaterini Stefanidi
 Greece
4.25
SB
Long jump
details
Ivana Španović
 Serbia
6.61 Nastassia Mironchyk
 Belarus
6.46 Dailenys Alcántara
 Cuba
6.41
PB
Triple jump
details
Dailenys Alcántara
 Cuba
14.25
WJL
Josleidy Ribalta
 Cuba
13.85 Paraskevi Papahristou
 Greece
13.74
Shot put
details
Natalia Ducó
 Chile
17.23 Melissa Boekelman
 Netherlands
16.60 Ma Qiao
 China
16.55
SB
Discus throw
details
Shangxue Xi
 China
54.96
SB
Julia Fischer
 Germany
54.69 Sandra Perkovic
 Croatia
54.24
Hammer throw
details
Bianca Perie
 Romania
67.95
CR
Katerina Šafránková
 Czech Republic
63.13 Jenny Ozorai
 Hungary
60.80
Javelin throw
details
Vira Rebryk
 Ukraine
63.01
WJ
Li Lingwei
 China
59.25
PB
Tatjana Jelaca
 Serbia
58.77
NR
Heptathlon
details
Carolin Schäfer
 Germany
5833
PB
Yana Maksimava
 Belarus
5766 Grit Šadeiko
 Estonia
5765
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  United States 11 4 2 17
2  Germany 6 1 3 10
3  Kenya 4 5 2 11
4  Russia 4 3 0 7
5  Ethiopia 2 3 5 10
6  Ukraine 2 1 1 4
7  France 2 0 0 2
 Romania 2 0 0 2
9  Jamaica 1 4 1 6
10  Cuba 1 2 5 8
11  United Kingdom 1 2 2 5
 China 1 2 2 5
13  Poland 1 2 0 3
14  Serbia 1 0 2 3
15  Bahamas 1 0 1 2
16  Algeria 1 0 0 1
 Chile 1 0 0 1
 Nigeria 1 0 0 1
 Sudan 1 0 0 1
20  Belarus 0 4 1 5
21  Croatia 0 1 2 3
 South Africa 0 1 2 3
23  Grenada 0 1 1 2
 Netherlands 0 1 1 2
25  Bulgaria 0 1 0 1
 Czech Republic 0 1 0 1
 Egypt 0 1 0 1
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0 1 0 1
 Trinidad and Tobago 0 1 0 1
 Turkey 0 1 0 1
 Uganda 0 1 0 1
32  Spain 0 0 3 3
33  Greece 0 0 2 2
34  Australia 0 0 1 1
 Bahrain 0 0 1 1
 Belgium 0 0 1 1
 Brazil 0 0 1 1
 Estonia 0 0 1 1
 Hungary 0 0 1 1
 Latvia 0 0 1 1
Total 44 44 45 133

Participation[edit]

According to an unofficial count through an unofficial result list,[1] 1408 athletes from 165 countries participated in the event. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peters, Lionel; Magnusson, Tomas, WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS WJC - 2008 Bydgoszcz POL Jul 8-13, WORLD JUNIOR ATHLETICS HISTORY ("WJAH"), archived from the original on 24 Feb 2014, retrieved 13 June 2015 
  2. ^ IAAF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS - Eugene 2014 - FACTS & FIGURES (PDF), IAAF, p. 5, retrieved 13 June 2015 

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