Hammer thrower Keri gives Hungary first gold of the Championships
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 - [14.7.2001]
Brazilian Wonder boy
The men’s long jump contest provided some of the greatest suspense of the second day of the IAAF World Youth Championships - [14.7.2001]
Hungary’s Horváth sets Championships record at first attempt in qualification
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! - [14.7.2001]
Estonian Rene Oruman emulates his hero Nool to win Octathlon
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. - [13.7.2001]
Geissler sets personal best to win gold
The women’s 100m hurdles offered an unusual outcome with two athletes being awarded silver medals. The photo finish judges decided not to part American Ashley Lodree and South African Carla Fick who both clocked 13.75. - [13.7.2001]
Darrel Brown fastest youth in the world
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. - [13.7.2001]
Popescu – 2001 first World Youth Champion
The first gold medal of these 2nd IAAF Westel World Youth Championships was awarded to Romania’s Alina Popescu who won the women’s triple jump contest. - [13.7.2001]
Allyson Felix and Alina Popescu take the first gold medals in Debrecen
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. - [13.7.2001]
World Junior Champion Clarke faces strong Ethiopian challenge in girl’s 1500m
There are pundits who would say that Australia’s young middle distance star Georgie Clarke should crush the field here in Debrecen after her victory in last year’s World Junior Championships and a first experience of the pressures of competition at the very highest level with a 10th place in the Olympics 1500m semi-final – where she timed 4:10.99, but there are a couple of young ladies from Ethiopia who are set on proving them wrong. - [13.7.2001]
Edgecombe - Bahamas new Golden Girl
It is no surprise to see a Bahamian vest in a World Championships or Olympic women sprint final. And even in Debrecen, for the 2nd IAAF Westel World Youth Championships the light blue and yellow colours of the Bahamas will be present in the women’s 100m final - [12.7.2001]