2017 IAAF World U18 Championships

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2017 World U18 Championships in Athletics
Nairobi2017logo.png
Host cityNairobi, Kenya
Events40
Dates12–16 July
Main venueMoi International Sports Centre
2015 Cali

The 2017 IAAF World U18 Championships was the tenth and last edition of the biennial international athletics competition for youth (under-18) athletes.[1] The five-day competition took place between 12–16 July at the Moi International Sports Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.[2] Eligible athletes were aged 16 or 17 on 31 December 2017 (born in 2000 or 2001).

South Africa topped the medals table with 11 medals, five of them gold, while host nation Kenya finished fourth with four gold and 15 medals in total.

Boycott[edit]

The United States, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, South Korea and Italy decided not to take part in the championships for organizational, logistical, and health and safety reasons (concerning athletes still underage).[3][4]

Medal summary[edit]

Boys[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
Tshenolo Lemao
 South Africa
10.57 Retshidisitswe Mlenga
 South Africa
10.61 Tyreke Wilson
 Jamaica
10.65
200 metres
details
Retshidisitswe Mlenga
 South Africa
21.03 Tshenolo Lemao
 South Africa
21.12
PB
Luis Brander
 Germany
21.23
PB
400 metres
details
Antonio Watson
 Jamaica
46.59
PB
Daniel Williams
 Guyana
46.72
PB
Colby Jennings
 Turks and Caicos Islands
46.77
NR
800 metres
details
Melese Nberet
 Ethiopia
1:47.12
WU18L
Tolesa Bodena
 Ethiopia
1:47.16
PB
Japhet Kibiwott Toroitich
 Kenya
1:47.82
PB
1500 metres
details
George Manangoi
 Kenya
3:47.53 Abebe Dessassa
 Ethiopia
3:48.65
PB
Belete Mekonen
 Ethiopia
3:50.64
3000 metres
details
Selemon Barega
 Ethiopia
7:47.16
PB
Edward Zakayo
 Kenya
7:49.17
PB
Stanley Waithaka
 Kenya
7:50.64
PB
110 metres hurdles
details
De'Jour Russell
 Jamaica
13.04
CR
Lu Hao-hua
 Chinese Taipei
13.41 Thomas Wanaverbecq
 France
13.55
400 metres hurdles
details
Sokwakhana Zazini
 South Africa
49.27 Moitalel Naadokila
 Kenya
52.06
PB
Baptiste Christophe
 France
52.21
PB
2000 metres steeplechase
details
Leonard Bett
 Kenya
5:32.52 Cleophas Meyan
 Kenya
5:33.07
PB
Alemu Kitessa
 Ethiopia
5:42.10
10,000 metres walk
details
Zhang Yao
 China
41:12.01
WU18L
Salavat Ilkaev
Independent Athletes
41:24.17
PB
Dominic Ndingiti
 Kenya
41:25.78
PB
High jump
details
Breyton Poole
 South Africa
2.24
WU18L
Chima Ihenetu
 Germany
2.14
PB
Vladyslav Lavskyy
 Ukraine
2.11
PB
Pole vault
details
Matthias Orban
 France
5.00 Christos Tamanis
 Cyprus
4.85
PB
Illya Kravchenko
 Ukraine
4.70
PB
Long jump
details
Maikel Vidal
 Cuba
7.88
WU18L
Lester Lescay
 Cuba
7.79
PB
Andreas Samuel Bucsa
 Romania
7.47
Triple jump
details
Jordan A. Díaz
 Cuba
17.30
WU18B
Frixon David Chila
 Ecuador
15.92
PB
Arnovis de Jesús Dalmero
 Colombia
15.89
PB
Shot put
details
Timo Northoff
 Germany
20.72
WU18L
Mikhail Samuseu
 Belarus
19.99 Jonathan de Lacey Lacey
 South Africa
19.93
PB
Discus throw
details
Claudio Romero
 Chile
64.33
WU18L
Oleksiy Kyrylin
 Ukraine
63.98
PB
Morne Brandon
 South Africa
58.34
Hammer throw
details
Mykhaylo Kokhan
 Ukraine
82.31 Damneet Singh
 India
74.20
PB
Raphael Winkelvoss
 Germany
71.78
Javelin throw
details
Liu Zhekai
 China
77.54
PB
Johannes Schlebusch
 South Africa
75.68
PB
Song Qingshu
 China
73.64
Decathlon
details
Steven Fauvel-Clinch
 France
7559
WU18L
Olegs Kozakovs
 Latvia
7377
PB
Leo Neugebauer
 Germany
7204

Girls[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details
Mizgin Ay
 Turkey
11.62 Magdalena Stefanowicz
 Poland
11.62
PB
Kevona Davis
 Jamaica
11.67
200 metres
details
Talea Prepens
 Germany
23.51
PB
Jael Bestué
 Spain
23.61
PB
Mizgin Ay
 Turkey
23.76
PB
400 metres
details
Barbora Malíková
 Czech Republic
52.74
PB
Mary Moraa
 Kenya
53.31
PB
Giovana Rosália dos Santos
 Brazil
53.57
PB
800 metres
details
Jackline Wambui
 Kenya
2:01.46
WU18L
Lydia Jeruto Lagat
 Kenya
2:02.06
PB
Hirut Meshesha
 Ethiopia
2:06.32
1500 metres
details
Lemlem Hailu
 Ethiopia
4:20.80 Sindu Girma
 Ethiopia
4:22.14 Edina Jebitok
 Kenya
4:23.16
3000 metres
details
Abersh Minsewo
 Ethiopia
9:24.62 Emmaculate Chepkirui
 Kenya
9:24.69 Yitayish Mekonene
 Ethiopia
9:28.46
100 metres hurdles
details
Britany Anderson
 Jamaica
12.72 Cyrena Samba-Mayela
 France
12.80 Daszay Freeman
 Jamaica
13.09
400 metres hurdles
details
Zeney van der Walt
 South Africa
58.23 Sanique Walker
 Jamaica
58.27 Gisèle Wender
 Germany
59.17
PB
2000 metres steeplechase
details
Caren Chebet
 Kenya
6:24.80
WU18L
Mercy Chepkurui
 Kenya
6:26.10
PB
Etalemahu Sintayehu
 Ethiopia
6:35.79
5000 metres walk
details
Glenda Morejón
 Ecuador
22:32.30 Meryem Bekmez
 Turkey
22:32.79 Elvira Khasanova
Independent Athletes
22:35.72
High jump
details
Yaroslava Mahuchikh
 Ukraine
1.92
CR
Martyna Lewandowska
 Poland
1.82 Lavinja Jürgens
 Germany
1.79
SB
Pole vault
details
Niu Chunge
 China
4.20
PB
Leni Freyja Wildgrube
 Germany
4.15
PB
Anna Airault
 France
4.10
PB
Long jump
details
Gong Luying
 China
6.37
PB
Lea-Sophie Klik
 Germany
6.30 Diane Mouillac
 France
6.28
PB
Triple jump
details
Tan Qiujiao
 China
13.64
WU18L
Aleksandra Nacheva
 Bulgaria
13.54
PB
Zulia Hernández
 Cuba
13.29
PB
Shot put
details
Selina Dantzler
 Germany
17.64 Yu Tianxiao
 China
17.62
PB
Yue Sun
 China
17.59
PB
Discus throw
details
Silinda Morales
 Cuba
52.89 Leia Braunagel
 Germany
51.29 Liu Quantong
 China
50.10
Hammer throw
details
Amanda Almendáriz
 Cuba
71.12
WU18L
Yaritza Martínez
 Cuba
69.75 Katsiaryna Valadkevich
 Belarus
68.17
Javelin throw
details
Marisleisys Duarthe
 Cuba
62.92
CR
Qing Cai
 China
57.01 Dai Qianqian
 China
54.96
Heptathlon
details
María Vicente
 Spain
5612 Johanna Seibler
 Germany
5602 Urtė Bačianskaitė
 Lithuania
5467

Mixed[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
4 x 400 metres relay
details
 Brazil
Bruno Benedito da Silva
Giovana Rosália dos Santos
Jéssica Moreira
Alison Brendom dos Santos
3:21.71  Jamaica
Shaquena Foote
Anthony Cox
Sanique Walker
Antonio Watson
Joanne Reid*
Tyrese Reid*
3:22.23  South Africa
Gontse Morake
Retshidisitswe Mlenga
Zeney van der Walt
Sokwakhana Zazini
3:24.45

* Medalists who participated in heats only.

Medal table[edit]

  Host nation

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 South Africa (RSA)53311
2 China (CHN)52411
3 Cuba (CUB)5218
4 Kenya (KEN)*47415
5 Ethiopia (ETH)43512
6 Germany (GER)35513
7 Jamaica (JAM)3238
8 France (FRA)2147
9 Ukraine (UKR)2125
10 Turkey (TUR)1113
11 Ecuador (ECU)1102
 Spain (ESP)1102
13 Brazil (BRA)1012
14 Chile (CHI)1001
 Czech Republic (CZE)1001
16 Poland (POL)0202
17 Belarus (BLR)0112
Independent Athletes[1]0112
18 Bulgaria (BUL)0101
 Chinese Taipei (TPE)0101
 Cyprus (CYP)0101
 Guyana (GUY)0101
 India (IND)0101
 Latvia (LAT)0101
24 Colombia (COL)0011
 Lithuania (LTU)0011
 Romania (ROU)0011
 Turks and Caicos Islands (TCA)0011
Totals (27 nations)393939117
Notes

^[1] Independent Athletes were not included in the official medal table.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Youth Championships cancelled starting from 2018, latest IAAF Council in Rio decided". Track Arena. August 21, 2016.
  2. ^ "IAAF: World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017 website". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2017-07-12.
  3. ^ "Non ci sarà una rappresentativa italiana ai Mondiali U18 di Nairobi 2017" (in Italian). sportfair.it. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Is Nairobi 2017 snub case of double standards by teams?". standardmedia.co.ke. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  5. ^ "IAAF: IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017 Medal Table - iaaf.org". iaaf.org.

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