American Joshua Mance finds new love in track – World Youth

By Anthony Foster, World-Track Bressanone/Brixen – American Youth star Joshua Mance, a medallist at the IAAF World Youth Championships, says he gave up playing basketball earlier this season for the new love he found in track and field. Mance, who ran a personal best of 46.22seconds to finish second to Grenada’s Kirani James in boys […]

Jamaicans Michael Frater and Isa Phillips recall their Youth

Bressanone/Brixen, Italy – The IAAF World Youth Championships have nurtured many of today’s contemporary athletics stars. Some, like Usain Bolt, went home with a gold medal hung around their necks, but certainly not all of them were stars of the show on their first appearance at a global championship. Nevertheless, competing at the Championships was […]

Brown aiming at putting Canada back on sprint map!

Bressanone/Brixen, Italy – New Canadian 100m youth record holder Aaron Brown says he is very determine to put his country’s sprint back on the map. Since Donovan Bailey, the 1996 Olympics 100m champion, at 9.84, and Bruny Surin, who also has a personal best of 9.84, in the 90s, Canada has not produced any world […]

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 […]

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 […]