Kirani James thrilled to be compared with Bolt, but wants his own

By Gary Smith, World-Track BRESSANONE, Italy — Grenada’s rising star Kirani James says he is thrilled at being mentioned as the same quality as Jamaican sprint marvel Usain Bolt, but wants to write his own history. James struck the eyes of the leading analysts at the World Youth in Bressanone with only his very first […]

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 […]

IAAF World Youth Evening report

Bressanone/Brixen – Purity Rionoripo with a brilliant turn of pace over the final circuit became the third successive Kenyan winner of the World Youth Championships 3000 metres title in Bressanone on Wednesday night. Rionoripo fully deserved the victory after leading the four main contenders teammate Jackline Chepngeno and the Ethiopians duo of Genet Yalew plus […]

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 […]

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