1500 athletes set to compete for laurels at World Athletics U20 Championships tagged “Cali 22”
1500 athletes will compete for glory at the 2022 WA U-20 championships in Colombia.
WA said the final entry lists for the World Athletics U20 Championships Cali 22 confirm that more than 1500 athletes from 145 teams are set to compete at the Pascual Guerrero Olympic Stadium between 1-6 August.
The World Athletics U20 Championships returns in Cali, Colombia, just one year after the last edition in Nairobi, Kenya. As a result, 16 individual world U20 champions were eligible to defend their titles and of those, eight will be in action at the Pascual Guerrero Olympic Stadium.
Defending champions include Jamaica’s Tina Clayton (100m), South Africa’s Mine de Klerk (shot put), France’s Erwan Konate (long jump) and Botswana’s Letsile Tebogo (100m).
For 15 athletes, their road to Cali has gone via Eugene, where they recently competed at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22.
Official start lists will become available after the technical meeting on the eve of the championships.