Exciting Jumping Events at World Athletics U20 Championships Cali 22

The World Athletics U20 Championships Cali 22: An Exciting Showcase of Jumping Events

The upcoming World Athletics U20 Championships Cali 22 is set to host more than 1,500 athletes from 145 teams, with an exciting array of jumping events on the agenda at the Pascual Guerrero Olympic Stadium from August 1-6.

Women’s High Jump: A Thrilling Duel

In the women’s high jump, all eyes will be on a thrilling duel between Estonia’s Karmen Bruus and Serbia’s Angelina Topic, both of whom have equaled the world U18 best of 1.96m this year. Bruus, a remarkable 16-centimeter improver, matched the senior Estonian record with her seventh-place finish at the recent World Athletics Championships Oregon22. Meanwhile, Topic, the 17-year-old European U18 champion, will aim to better her sixth-place result from last year’s World U20 Championships in Nairobi.

Men’s High Jump: South Africa’s Brian Raats Leads the Charge

The men’s high jump features a clear favorite in South Africa’s Brian Raats, who has soared to a lifetime best of 2.26m in 2022. However, a trio of 2.20m jumpers, including Iceland’s Kristjan Viggo Sigfinnsson, Italy’s Edoardo Stronati, and Bulgaria’s Bozhidar Saraboyukov, will pose a stern challenge to Raats’ quest for his first major international title.

Women’s Pole Vault: The American Moll Twins in Focus

The American Moll twins, Amanda and Hana, could steal the spotlight in the women’s pole vault, with lifetime bests of 4.51m and 4.47m, respectively, this season. France’s Elise Russis and Germany’s Chiara Sistermann, both clearing 4.30m, will also be in the mix.

Men’s Pole Vault: France’s Anthony Ammirati Leads the Way

In the men’s pole vault, France’s Anthony Ammirati, the reigning European U20 champion, will aim to add the global U20 title to his collection, leading the world U20 list with a 5.72m personal best. His closest rival is likely to be Finland’s Juho Alasaari, the European U20 silver medalist.

Women’s Long Jump: Colombia’s Natalia Linares Aims for Glory

The women’s long jump features Colombia’s Natalia Linares, who set a national U20 record of 6.68m earlier in July, as the host nation’s top medal hope. She will face challenges from Bulgaria’s Plamena Mitkova and Slovenia’s Brina Likar, both of whom have made significant improvements this year.

Men’s Long Jump: USA’s Johnny Brackins vs. France’s Erwan Konate

The men’s long jump promises an exciting showdown, with USA’s Johnny Brackins, the world U20 leader with an 8.06m lifetime best, taking on the defending champion, France’s Erwan Konate. Italy’s Mattia Furlani, the European U18 high jump and long jump titlist, is also a contender.

Women’s Triple Jump: Uzbekistan’s Sharifa Davronova Shines

In the women’s triple jump, 15-year-old Sharifa Davronova of Uzbekistan, with a personal best of 13.92m, is one of the youngest but most talented competitors. France’s Clemence Rougier, the European U18 champion, and her teammate Sohane Aucagos will also be in the mix.

Men’s Triple Jump: Jamaica’s Jaydon Hibbert Leads the Pack

The men’s triple jump could belong to Jamaica’s Jaydon Hibbert, the 16-year-old silver medalist from last year’s World U20 Championships, who has since improved his personal best to 16.66m, leading the world U20 list. India’s Selva Thirumaran, at 16.03m, is the only other athlete to have surpassed 16 meters this year.

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