The 8th IAAF World Youth Championships start tomorrow in Donetsk, Ukraine

The 8th IAAF World Youth Championships start tomorrow in Donetsk, Ukraine

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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:

For more information on the 2013 World Youth Championships including an in-depth schedule of when Canadians are in action, visit:


Emily Hooper
Coordinator, Marketing and Communications
Athletics Canada
(613) 260-5580 x.3332


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