Ruto guarantees Kenya's tradition
15-year old Cherotich Kipkorir Ruto (KEN) proved today that one doesn’t need good shoes to become a World Champion. She in fact needed no shoes at all. Impressive in both the heats and the semi finals, Ruto decided to take the lead from the start of the race today. More>>>

Andrea KeriHammer thrower Keri gives Hungary first gold of the Championships
14 July 2001 – Debrecen, Hungary – The hosts of the IAAF/Westel World Youth Championships were rewarded with their first gold medal on the third day of the Championships by hammer thrower Andrea Keri in a thrilling contest that saw the young Hungarian throw three personal bests to earn her place on the highest step of the podium More>>>
Hungary’s Horváth sets Championships record at first attempt in qualification
14 July 2001 – Debrecen, Hungary - On the third day of the IAAF/Westel World Youth Championships in Athletics, Hungary’s strongest medal hope took the stage and set a new championships record in his first qualification round attempt! More>>>
Jacinto's winning jumpBrazilian Wonder boy
14 July 2001 – Debrecen – The men’s long jump contest provided some of the biggest suspense of the second day of the IAAF World Youth Championships. The contest livened up at round 5 of the competition. After three efforts, Brazilian Thiago Jacinto Carahyba Dias was in the lead with a leap of 7.61m. More>>>
Rene Oruman celebrating victory in DebrecenEstonian Rene Oruman emulates his hero Nool to win Octathlon
Sean Wallace-Jones for the IAAF
13 July 2001 - Debrecen, Hungary - With a competition that would have made his personal hero proud of him, Estonian Rene Oruman was the winner of the inaugural Octathlon in Debrecen. The youngster marked a total of 6219 points from his eight events to beat Saudi Arabia’s Essa Mufarrah with 6024 points. More>>>
Allyson Felix (right)Allyson Felix and Alina Popescu take the first gold medals in Debrecen
13 July 2001 – 11.57 seconds were what it took for Allyson Felix of the USA to become the first gold medallist of the IAAF/Westel World Youth Championships in Athletics. While across the field, Alina Popescu was winning gold for Romania in the women's triple jump. More>>>
Darrel Brown in DebrecenDarrel Brown fastest youth in the world
Laura Arcoleo for the IAAF
13 July 2001 – Debrecen – The first Championships record of the 2nd IAAF Westel World Youth Championships was established in yesterday’s second semi final of the men’s 100m when Darrel Brown (TRI) clocked 10.38 cutting his effort five metres from the line. In today’s final, Brown improved once more on this mark and lowered the Championships record to 10.31. More>>>

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