Jamaica’s Waquar DaCosta collapses after 800m at World Youth

Bressanone/Brixen, Italy – Jamaica’s Waquar DaCosta collapsed after completed the men’s 800m heat (6) event during the opening session at the 6th IAAF World Youth Championships. He was later taken to the hospital for treatment.  DaCosta, who was given Oxygen mask on the track before taken away on stretcher, had finished at the back of […]

Traves Smikle takes Jamaica to new grounds – World Youth

Bressanone/Brixen – On Tuesday evening, a day before the start of the competition in the 6th IAAF World Youth Championships, Traves Smikle of Jamaica admitted to being “a bit concerned” with the distances his opponents had thrown in the discus. However the 17-year-old Jamaican went out and threw his personal best of 57.28m on his […]

Redemption time for Ashton Purvis in Bressanone – World Youth

Bressanone/Brixen, Italy – American sprinter Ashton Purvis is out to redeem herself after a disappointing 2007 World Youth Championships in Ostrava. In Ostrava, Purvis ran 12.04 for seventh in the 100m final. She had times on 11.74 in the heats, 12.09 in the quarterfinals and 11.81 in the semi-finals, but said that disappointment makes her […]

Grenada’s Kirani James wants World Youth 400m record

Bressanone/Brixen – After back to back silver medals at the last two IAAF age group championships, Granada’s Kirani James has his eyes set on not just gold medals at this sixth World Youth Championships in Brixen/Bressanone but also records. James who will turn 17 on September 1, was second in the 400m at the 5th […]

World Youth Championships – Day One – IAAF Morning Report

The 6th IAAF World Youth Championships started on a high note courtesy of Norway’s Isabelle Pedersen who won heat 2 of the girl’s 100m Hurdles in a new World Youth leading time of 13.35, an improvement over her personal best by more than two tenths of a second. Pedersen was a clear winner as Samantha […]

Ita’a and Anteneh to lead Ethiopian squad at World Youth

World Youth Steeplechase best holder Korahubish Itaa and junior runner Emebet Anteneh will lead Ethiopia’s strong team of fifteen athletes for the 6th IAAF World Youth Championships in Bressanone, Italy (8-12 July 2009).  Ita’a, who improved the World 3000m steeplechase youth best in Huleva, Spain last month, is the star of a large Ethiopian. In […]