Zhang Yao will aim to become the first man in history to complete a full set of global age-group race walking titles.
Mexico’s Alegna Gonzalez and Ecuador’s Glenda Morejon finished first and second over 10km at the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships in Taicang in May and they will resume their rivalry over the same distance but this time on the track in Tampere.
Spanish heptathlete Maria Vicente added the continental crown to the world U18 title she won last year, scoring a world U18 best of 6221 at the European U18 Championships in Gyor on Friday (6).
Olympic champions Thiago Braz and Dilshod Nazarov top the bill of the 33rd Grande Prêmio Brasil Caixa, the only Latin American stop of the IAAF World Challenge and IAAF Hammer Throw Challenge, on Sunday (8) in Bragança Paulista, in the region of Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Organisers of the Meeting International Mohammed VI D'Athletisme de Rabat have assembled some mouth-watering clashes for the men’s 100m and women’s 200m at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rabat on 13 July.
Hundreds of promising athletes will be in Finland for the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018 from 10-15 July. Here are 10 particularly exciting talents to follow next week.
Mexico’s Roberto Vilches finished ninth at the last edition of the World U20 Championships but the 19-year-old leads the world U20 lists with a recent 2.26m clearance and is unbeaten in 2018.
When you break a record that had previously been held by two global champions, it can only be a promising sign.
In the splendid, flourishing career of 18-year-old Armand Duplantis, the world U20 title may eventually be looked back on as no more than a footnote, but for the here and now, this will be all that matters to the Swedish pole vault star.
Sweden will be attracting quite a bit of attention in the Tampere pole vault competition, but it won't all be directed towards men's favourite Armand Duplantis. Lisa Gunnarsson – like Duplantis, just 18 – will arrive with plenty of ammo to support her role as favourite in the women's event.
Cuba is the land of the horizontal jumps, and in 18-year-old Maykel Vidal they might just have the man to continue their fine tradition by taking long jump gold in Tampere.
One athlete stands above her competitors, at least on paper, when it comes to the women’s long jump, and she is likely to be one of the brightest stars on show across the entire week in Tampere.
Juan Miguel Echevarria is eight months too old to be eligible for the World U20 Championships but another of Cuba’s up-and-coming horizontal jumping prospects will be competing in Tampere.
The youngest athlete in the field may well be the one who walks away with gold in the women’s triple jump, as Bulgaria’s Aleksandra Nacheva tops the 2018 lists.
Adrian Piperi’s aim in Tampere will be to add another global championships gold medal to his collection.
Jorinde van Klinken must have thought she had done enough to win the European U20 shot put title last year when she recorded a lifetime best of 16.89m in the sixth round.
Mohamed Ibrahim Moaaz will have to overcome some staunch competition to retain the discus title which he won in Bydgoszcz where he was the youngest athlete to reach the final.
Since winning the world U18 title in Cali three years ago, Moldova’s Alexandra Emilianov has been one of the most prolific athletes in age group championships and the Moldovan will be looking to cap her prestigious junior career with gold in Tampere.
There could be a rare head-to-head between Greece and Great Britain for the hammer title in Tampere as Hristos Frantzeskakis and Jake Norris share the five best marks at U20 level in 2018 with the 6kg implement.
USA has won just one women’s throwing title in the 32-year history of the IAAF World U20 Championships, but one athlete could potentially quadruple that tally in Tampere.