day is magic in Kingston
David Martin (PA)
for the IAAF
2002 – Kingston - Rarely has any major athletics championships produced the
incredible scenes witnessed tonight in Jamaica's National Stadium in
Kingston when the host nation won the IAAF World Junior women's 4x100 metres
Kingston World Junior
Championships the best of a decade
21 July 2002 –
The curtain was drawn on the IAAF/Coca Cola World Junior Championships in
Kingston today and for its first ever World Athletic Series held in Jamaica,
the IAAF could not be more than happy with the results and technical level
of the competition.
US quartet strikes
21 July 2002 - The tradition wants that
the four relays be run on the final day of the competition.
It was the men’s
4x100m who offered the best technical results with the American team of
Ashton Collins, Wes Felix, Ivory Williams and Willie Hordge establishing a
new world junior record of 38.92.
Only wind denies Tejeda
of world record
21 July 2002 -
The rhythm in the stands may have been of reggae, for the first final on the
track it was a Cuban solo. 19-year old Anay Tejeda, a member of the Havana
athletics training centre, seemed like she was alone on the track.
Junior record for Carolina Kluft
David Martin (PA) for the IAAF
20 July 2002 - Sweden's Caroline Kluft
defended her World Junior Championships heptathlon title in the best
possible style of any great champion when smashing the world record in
breaks first World Junior Record in Kingston
July 2002 - South Carolina’s Lashinda Demus already knew what breaking a
world record feels like. Indeed she set the best ever World Junior mark at
400m hurdles at the NCAA championships earlier this year.
Zyl celebrates birthday with world gold
July 2002 - South Africa’s Louis van Zyl ran an impressive 48.89 - a new
personal best and Championships record - to win the 400m hurdles final.