The 8th IAAF World Youth Championsh​ips start tomorrow in Donetsk, Ukraine

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Emily Hooper

July 9, 2013, (ISN) – The 2013 International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Youth Championships officially gets underway tomorrow in Donetsk, Ukraine.

51 Canadians have travelled to the Ukraine to compete against some of the world’s best and gain competitive experience on the world’s stage.

Canadians kicking off the competition on Day 1 

Local Time

Eastern Time

Event

Round

Athlete

9:30

2:30am

Women’s 100m Hurdles

Heats

Juliana Puopolo Tia Thevenin

9:35

2:35am

Women’s Discus

Qualification A

Manpreet Grewal

10:10

3:10am

400m

Heats

Jake Hanna Alexander Szuba

11:00

4:00am

Women’s 1500m

Heats

Heather Jaros

Megan Rempel

11:50

4:50am

Women’s 400m

Heats

Mariam Abdul-Rashid Kendra Clarke

12:45

5:45am

Men’s 100m

Heats

Aaron Hector Lucas Robinson

17:00

10:00am

Women’s 400m Hurdles

Heats

Lexi Aitken

Stephanie Cho

17:00

10:00am

Women’s Javelin

Qualification A

Bailey Dell

Brittni Wolczyk

17:35

10:35am

Men’s 400m Hurdles

Heats

Daniel Brady

Davis Edward

18:15

11:15am

Women’s Javelin

Qualification B

Bailey Dell

Brittni Wolczyk

18:15

11:15am

Women’s 100m

Heats

Natasha Brown

Leya Buchanan

19:40

12:40pm

Men’s 2000m Steeplechase

Heats

Ben Preisner

Tobias Wolter

19:40

12:40pm

Women’s Discus

Final

*Manpreet Grewal

20:10

1:10pm

Men’s 800m

Heats

Carter Day

Thomas Oxland

21:00

2:00pm

Women’s 3000m

Final

Charlotte Prouse

The 2011 edition of the IAAF World Youth Championships saw three medals for Canada. Two silver medals won by Christian Brennan in the 200 and 400-metres, along with a bronze medal by the girl’s medley relay team. For all the Canadian medal winners from the World Youth Championships visit: http://www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=238.

For more information on the 2013 World Youth Championships including an in-depth schedule of when Canadians are in action, visit: http://www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=668

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