Monday, September 23, 2019

Världsungdomsspelen

Over in Gothenburg, on day 3, Holly Kirkwood won the bronze medal in the Triple Jump with a massive PB of 11.38m behind two Swedes, Jonna Lundgren and Tilde Söderlund. Gavin Wilson also won the bronze medal in the High Jump, finishing 3rd with a height of 192m just behind Mohammed Nouh of Qatar and Olle Bång of Sweden.

Anna Cameron achieved a big PB when finishing 1st in her Final Heat and 6th overall with a time of 25.78s. Luke Johnston was 3rd in his heat of the 200m with a time of 25.25s.

Jake Speirs was 1st in his heat of the 2000m with a new PB time of 6:27.30.

Holly Kirkwood was 7th overall in the 300m with a PB time of 41.22s and Catriona Scott was 1st in her heat with a time of 43.55s.

Evie Greig was 13th out of 63 athletes in the high jump with a height of 1.47m.

On day 2, Evie Greig won the bronze medal of the 80m in a time of 10.26s behind Maya Bergström-Weekes of Sweden and Claudia Foss of Norway. Great result.

Evie had earlier won her heat of the 80m with a time of 10.54s.

Luke Johnston was 7th in his heat of the 100m with a time of 12.40s.

Anna Cameron was 4th in her heat of the 100m with a time of 12.80s and Catriona Scott was 5th in her heat of the 80m with a time of 11.30s.

On day 1, Dion Ingram achieved a distance of 4.45m in the long jump.

Gavin Wilson finished 1st in his heat of the 300m hurdles in a PB time of 40.60s.

Holly Kirkwood finished 5th in the final of the long jump with a PB of 5.47m. She passed her previous personal best four times over the two rounds of the competition. An incredible 69 athletes took part in the preliminary round in two pools.

Catriona Scott was 5th in her heat of the 80m hurdles and set a new personal best of 12.89s. Catriona was also 1st in her 300m hurdles heat in a PB of 46.80s.

The Världsungdomsspelen or World Youth Games has been held annually in Gothenburg since 1996. The numbers competing over the 3 days of competition last year exceeded 8,000 athletes.