This is a biennial outdoor athletics competition for European athletes under the age of 18 in the year of competition.
It was created to promote higher-level competition among the more talented members of this age group in Europe and provide a stepping stone to the U20 age group.
The third edition of the championships in Jerusalem, Israel were highlighted by 15-year-old Topi Parviainen from Finland setting a European U18 best of 84.52m in the javelin, Mattia Furlani winning gold medals in both the long jump and high jump and Serbia's Angelina Topic clearing 1.92m in the high jump.
Once again, Great Britain topped the medal table in Jerusalem with eight gold medals, all of which came in women's events. Standout highlights included Mia McIntosh winning the 100m hurdles in a championship record of 13.05 and Faith Akinbileje winning gold in the 200m and helping the Brits to the medley relay title.
The fourth edition of the European Athletics U18 Championships will be held in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia from 18-21 July 2024.
Welcome to the heart of Europe!
Banská Bystrica is a city in Central Slovakia located on the Hron River in a long and wide valley encircled by the mountain chains of the Low Tatras, the Veľká Fatra, and the Kremnica Mountains. There are over 76,000 inhabitants living in this area and is home to a few thousand foreigners.
Municipality of Banská Bystrica
With 76,089 inhabitants, Banská Bystrica is the sixth most populous municipality in Slovakia.
The City of Banská Bystrica has its own representative bodies – the Mayor and the City Parliament, as well as the advisory bodies of councils and committees.
The Municipality Office consists of different departments dealing with various life situations:
Department of Social Affairs – establishes centers of social services, including Section of long-term care services and Section of crisis intervention.
Department of Education – establishes kindergartens and elementary schools.
Registry Office – issues birth certificates, accepts applications for marriages, etc.
Building Department – issues planning, zoning and construction permits.
Department of Culture – establishes cultural institutions in the city and authorizes civic assemblies.
For more information on the municipalities, its responsibilites and activities, please check: www.banskabystrica.sk