IAAF World Junior Championships begin today in Spain
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
BARCELONA - The 14th International Association of
Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Junior Championships begins today in
Barcelona, Spain with a contingent of 46 Canadian athletes ready to battle with
the best junior (under 20 years of age) athletes in the world.
Go to http://bit.ly/NG6U5C to view the complete competition schedule of
Canadian athletes at this World Championship.
Among those competing in the
first session on day 1:
- James Turner of Kelowna, B.C., in the decathlon. To start day one off Turner will compete in
the 100-metres, long jump and shot put.
- Devan Wiebe of Vancouver, B.C., and Julia Zrinyi
of Winnipeg, Man., will look to advance to the semi-finals in the 800-metres.
- Hoping to advance to the final in the women’s
javelin is Nicole Oudenaarden of St. Albert, Alta.
- Jillian Weir of Vancouver, B.C., will take to
the circle in the shot put. The final is slated to take place on Tuesday.
- Robert Denault of Aurora, Ont., will look to
qualify to the next round in the men’s 1500-metres.
- Opening up in the first round of the boys
100-metres are Mobolade Ajomale of Richmond Hill, Ont., and Devon Rittinger of
At the last edition of the World
Junior Championships held in Moncton, N.B., Canadian athletes stepped on to the
podium on two occasions. Aaron Brown of Toronto, Ont., won bronze in the
200-metres and Taylor Stewart of London, Ont., took bronze in long jump.
For more information including complete schedule of events,
start lists, results and daily re-caps please visit www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=525.
You can follow all the action
live on Twitter (@athleticscanada) and Facebook (CanadaTrackandField).
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