Final entries for the second edition of the European Athletics U18 Championships in Gyor, Hungary have been published and can be viewed under ‘related documents.’
According to the final entries, 1063 athletes from 50 nations will be taking part across the programme. These compare favourably to the figures from the inaugural edition in Tbilisi two years ago when 923 athletes from 46 Member Federations participated.
Prospective stars of the championships include Ukrainians Yaroslava Mahuchikh (high jump) and Myhaylo Kokhan (hammer), Czech Republic’s Barbora Malikova (400m) and Spain’s Maria Vicente (heptathlon) who were all gold medallists at the final edition of the IAAF World U18 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya last July.
Other names to watch include Norway’s Pal Haugen Lillefosse, who has entered the 100m and the pole vault (he cleared 5.45m at the weekend before attempting a world U18 best of 5.55m) and Bulgaria’s Aleksandra Nacheva, who has a lifetime best of 14.00m in the triple jump.
Highlights of the first edition of the championships in Tbilisi included a fantastic head-to-head in the heptathlon with Ukraine’s Alina Shukh narrowly edging out Austria’s Sarah Lagger for both the titles and the world U18 best while Greece’s Emmanouil Karalis cleared 5.45m in windy conditions before three attempts at a world U18 best of 5.56m.
Event previews will be published at the start of next week and there will be comprehensive coverage of the championships on the website and across our social media platforms.
There will also be streaming on the European Athletics website with more details to follow early next week.