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European Athletics U20 Championships

From Oropesa del Mar to Brussels! A look ahead to an action-packed 2023 season

Athletics is a sport for all seasons - and all surfaces as well! With the festive break over and the first results emerging from the roads, cross coun [...]

11th January 2023 09:15

European bronze medallist Topic wins prestigious Piotr Nurowski Prize

European high jump bronze medallist Angelina Topic from Serbia has been named winner of the 2022 Piotr Nurowski Best Summer European Young Athlete Pri [...]

3rd October 2022 12:02

Reigning European U20 champions excel in the United States

Some of the outstanding athletes at last year's European Athletics U20 Championships in Tallinn last July were in excellent early season form in meeti [...]

28th March 2022 09:45

Nine European U20 champions from Tallinn repeat in Nairobi

Nine athletes followed up their victories at the Tallinn 2021 European Athletics U20 Championships with victories on the global stage at the World Ath [...]

23rd August 2021 14:36

Alekna threatens world U20 discus record with 69.81m in Nairobi

Lithuania's Mykolas Alekna won his second major title of the season in the discus on the last day of competition at the World Athletics U20 Championsh [...]

22nd August 2021 17:51

Zhoya obliterates world U20 110m hurdles record with 12.72 in Nairobi

France's Sasha Zhoya obliterated his world U20 record in the 110m hurdles final with a 12.73 clocking on the penultimate day of the World Athletics U2 [...]

21st August 2021 19:02

Vanninen adds world U20 heptathlon title to her collection in Nairobi

Finland's Saga Vanninen added the world U20 heptathlon title to her European U20 title on the second day of the World Athletics U20 Championships in N [...]

19th August 2021 16:41

Record-breaking participation and streaming figures recorded for European Athletics U23 and U20 Championships

The European Athletics U23 and U20 Championships in Tallinn were hugely successful and record-breaking championships both on and off the track with re [...]

25th July 2021 12:06

Three relay titles propel Great Britain to the top of the medal table in Tallinn

Great Britain topped the medal table at the Tallinn 2021 European Athletics U20 Championships for the second successive edition with six gold medals - [...]

18th July 2021 21:39

Askag lands a rare horizontal jump double on the final day in Tallinn

Sweden's Maja Askag enhanced her status as one of the breakthrough performers at the Tallinn 2021 European Athletics U20 Championships by winning her [...]

18th July 2021 20:04

Zhoya and Kosonen break championship records on day three in Tallinn

Sasha Zhoya broke the championship record in the 110m hurdles to win his first - and surely not his last - major gold medal in the 110m hurdles at the [...]

17th July 2021 22:40

Adeleke leads Irish gold medal rush with a sprint double in Tallinn

Ireland had only won three titles in European Athletics U20 Championships history prior to Tallinn but the Irish contingent have amassed four gold med [...]

17th July 2021 18:10

Zhoya scorches to a 12.98 clocking in the 110m hurdles semifinals in Tallinn

The precocious Sasha Zhoya stormed to a 12.98 clocking in the 110m hurdles semifinals on the second day of the Tallinn 2021 European Athletics U20 Cha [...]

16th July 2021 18:35

Vanninen scores 6271 points to win European U20 heptathlon title in Tallinn

Finland's Saga Vanninen added more than 400 points to her lifetime best to win the heptathlon title on the second day of the Tallinn 2021 European Ath [...]

16th July 2021 17:59

Championship records broken and equalled on the second morning in Tallinn

One championship record was broken and another was equalled within the first hour of competition on the second morning session of the Tallinn 2021 Eur [...]

16th July 2021 09:48

Ramadani wins Kosovo’s first ever European title with U20 gold in Tallinn

Muhamet Ramadani created athletics history for Kosovo by becoming his country's first ever European champion across all age groups and disciplines wit [...]

15th July 2021 17:56

10 to watch at the 2021 European Athletics U20 Championships in Tallinn

With the Tallinn 2021 European Athletics U20 Championships beginning tomorrow (15) morning, we pick out 10 of the outstanding prospects from across th [...]

14th July 2021 17:41

Hauttekeete aiming to emulate Van der Plaetsen with European U20 decathlon gold in Tallinn

As one might expect from a nation with such a proud and illustrious tradition in the heptathlon and decathlon, the focus of attention was on the combi [...]

14th July 2021 12:44

Final entries published for European Athletics U20 Championships

The final entries for the Tallinn 2021 European Athletics U20 Championships from 15-18 July have been published and can be found here. The entry-list [...]

5th July 2021 20:15

Medals and official anthem for Tallinn 2021 European Athletics U23 and U20 Championships launched

The medals for the Tallinn 2021 European Athletics U23 and U20 Championships have been officially unveiled with one week to go until the U23 event kic [...]

1st July 2021 12:55

Tickets on sale for European Athletics U23 and U20 Championships

A limited number of tickets are on sale for the European Athletics U23 and U20 Championships which take place in back-to-back weeks in the Kadriorg St [...]

24th June 2021 14:22

Media accreditation opens for European Athletics U23 and U20 Championships

Media accreditation is now open for the European Athletics U23 Championships (8-11 July) and for European Athletics U20 Championships (15-18 July), bo [...]

21st June 2021 13:08

One month to go until the European Athletics U20 Championships

Today (15) marks one month to go until the Kadriorg Stadium in Tallinn plays host to the continent's outstanding junior athletes at the European Athle [...]

15th June 2021 18:57

Estonian DJ NOËP to write the official anthem for Tallinn 2021

With less than 100 days until the European Athletics U20 Championships take place in Tallinn, Estonia from 15-18 July, the organisers have secured the [...]

12th April 2021 15:22

European Athletics U20 Championships celebrates its Golden Anniversary

Fifty years ago today, the first European Junior Championships – now the European Athletics U20 Championships – got underway in the Stade Olympique de [...]

11th September 2020 06:05

European Athletics U20 Championships returns to Tallinn in 2021

The European Athletics U20 Championships will return to the Kadriorg Stadium in Tallinn, Estonia after a decade-long hiatus in 2021. The last time the [...]

19th December 2019 12:25

Mahuchikh closing in on world U20 record after close attempts in Boras

With a season's best some 14 centimetres higher than the next best competitor, Ukraine’s Yaroslava Mahuchikh as expected delivered one of the most com [...]

24th July 2019 11:12

Sclabas concludes glittering U20 track career with 1500m gold

Racing for the fifth time in the championships, Switzerland’s Delia Sclabas won the 1500m title at the Boras 2019 European Athletics U20 Championships [...]

21st July 2019 08:48

Great Britain tops the medal table after three track titles on final day

World U20 leader Max Burgin might have been missing from these championships due to injury but the British contingent still thoroughly dominated the 8 [...]

21st July 2019 08:12

Iapichino overcomes conditions to win a dramatic long jump final

Italy’s Larissa Iapichino won a see-sawing long jump final at the Boras 2019 European Athletics U20 Championships with 6.58m, following in the footste [...]

21st July 2019 02:19

Iapichino and Johansson sail through to the long jump final

Italy’s Larissa Iapichino and Sweden’s Tilde Johansson both surpassed the automatic qualifying mark of 6.35m with their first attempts in the long jum [...]

20th July 2019 11:37

Mahuchikh dominates the high jump final and comes close to the world U20 record

The championship record of 1.95m remains intact for at least two more years but the world U20 record of 2.01m might not survive for too much longer su [...]

20th July 2019 09:51

Johansson remains on course for double gold after 100m hurdles title

Sweden's Tilde Johansson is on course to win two gold medals on home soil at the Boras 2019 European Athletics U20 Championships after storming to the [...]

20th July 2019 08:26

Home favourite Johansson opens account with 100m hurdles heat victory

Tilde Johansson began her campaign for two gold medals at the Boras 2019 European Athletics U20 Championships with a slick display in the 100m hurdles [...]

19th July 2019 12:29

Kokhan breaks European U20 record twice to win the hammer

All five of Myhaylo Kokhan’s valid throws in the hammer final at the Boras 2019 European Athletics U20 Championships surpassed the previous championsh [...]

19th July 2019 10:24

Vicente prevails in a pulsating heptathlon with 6115 points

Just when it seemed the gold medal was slipping out of Maria Vicente’s grasp, the Spaniard mustered up another phenomenal competitive effort in the 80 [...]

19th July 2019 08:56

Borås 2019 European Athletics U20 Championships photos available for media

A selection of hi-res photographs from the Borås 2019 European Athletics U20 Championships from 18-21 July will be made available to the media courte [...]

18th July 2019 10:36

How to follow the European Athletics U20 Championships

A live streaming service for the European Athletics U20 Championships in Boras, Sweden from 18-21 July will be available on the European Athletics web [...]

18th July 2019 07:54

Heptathlon finely balanced after the first day of the heptathlon

A tantalising two points separate Spain’s world and European U18 champion Maria Vicente from Spain and Great Britain’s Holly Mills after the first day [...]

18th July 2019 06:52

Mills begins heptathlon campaign with two lifetime bests in Borås

Great Britain’s Holly Mills leads the heptathlon after setting lifetime bests in the first two events at the Boras 2019 European Athletics U20 Champio [...]

18th July 2019 02:23

Getting to know Amy Hunt, the world's fastest U18 200m runner

Amy Hunt is one of the most in-demand athletes at the Boras 2019 European Athletics U20 Championships after a record-breaking run in an event she wasn [...]

17th July 2019 09:27

Class of 2019 aim for honours at the European Athletics U20 Championships

The European Athletics U20 Championships in Grosseto two years ago will surely be looked back on as one of the vintage editions of an event which goes [...]

17th July 2019 06:33

Borås 2019 European Athletics U20 Championships press conference highlights

Ahead of the Boras 2019 European Athletics U20 Championships, four of the prospective stars of the next four days spoke to the press about their prepa [...]

17th July 2019 04:40

Media advisory: Borås 2019 European Athletics U20 Championships press conference

Accredited members of the media are invited to attend the pre-event press conference for the Borås 2019 European Athletics U20 Championships on Wedne [...]

16th July 2019 09:11

Final entries available for European Athletics U20 Championships

Final entries for the Boras 2019 European Athletics U20 Championships have been finalised and can be viewed here. The championships take place between [...]

10th July 2019 09:03

Jakob Ingebrigtsen smashes European U20 1500m record with 3:30.16

Norway’s Jakob Ingebrigtsen came tantalisingly close to breaking the sub-3:30 barrier but the 18-year-old still came away with a massive improvement o [...]

5th July 2019 09:38

Johansson eclipses Swedish U20 long jump record with 6.73m in Karlstad

Swedish teenager Tilde Johansson set herself up for a pursuit of more gold at this month’s European Athletics U20 Championships in her own country by [...]

4th July 2019 09:57

Hunt sets world U18 best of 22.42; world age-17 best of 2.00m for Mahuchikh

Great Britain’s Amy Hunt took advantage of the near-perfect conditions and the notoriously quick track at the Mannheim Junior Gala in Germany on Sunda [...]

30th June 2019 08:31

Burgin, Iapichino and Nacheva excel with European U20 Championships approaching

Three outstanding youngsters set significant performances this weekend which could set the tone for next month’s Boras 2019 European Athletics U20 Cha [...]

24th June 2019 05:20

One month to go - European Athletics U20 Championships

Four years after Eskilstuna held the event, the European Athletics U20 Championships returns to Swedish soil one month today (18) when Boras stages th [...]

18th June 2019 11:33

Tzenggo, 16, improves European U18 javelin best to 61.48m in Halle

Elina Tzenggo still has one more season left in the U18 ranks but this has not stopped the precocious 16-year-old from making sizeable advancements wi [...]

3rd June 2019 02:11

One final hurrah awaits Bekmez in her U20 farewell in Boras

In the end, there is no secret to a country’s athletics success. If the money is in the pot, and the right coaches are in place and the identified tal [...]

1st June 2019 05:40

Media accreditation open for Boras 2019 European Athletics U20 Championships

Written press, non-rights holders and photographers are now invited to apply for accreditation for the Boras 2019 European Athletics U20 Championships [...]

14th May 2019 08:35

Tzenggo surpasses world U18 javelin best in Ioannina

Greece’s Elina Tzenggo surpassed the world U18 javelin best with the 500g implement at the Greek Schools Championships in Ioannina on Wednesday (8). T [...]

9th May 2019 09:35

Mahuchikh focused on clinching the European U20 title amid senior success

Ukraine’s Yaroslava Mahuchikh has two seasons left in the U20 ranks but the 17-year-old has already created her fair share of headlines in senior comp [...]

8th May 2019 02:26

Ingebrigtsen finishes 12th in U20 race at the World Cross Country Championships

European 1500m and 5000m champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen finished a battling 12th in the U20 race at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Aarhus, [...]

30th March 2019 05:46

Ingebrigtsen confirmed for U20 race at the World Cross Country Championships

Reigning European 1500m and 5000m champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen has confirmed he will contest the U20 race at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships [...]

26th March 2019 06:10

Ingebrigtsen improves world indoor U20 1500m record to 3:36.02

Norway’s Jakob Ingebrigtsen set his second world indoor U20 1500m record in 10 days at the International PSD Bank Meeting in Dusseldorf on Wednesday ( [...]

20th February 2019 08:53

Mahuchikh equals world indoor U20 high jump record with 1.99m

Reigning world and European U18 high jump champion Yaroslava Mahuchikh from Ukraine continued her remarkable ascent at the Skakani Hustopece high jump [...]

26th January 2019 08:19

Green named as event ambassador for 2019 European Athletics U20 Championships

Retired Swedish high jumper Emma Green has been named as an event ambassador for the 2019 European Athletics U20 Championships in Boras, Sweden from 1 [...]

9th November 2018 11:25

Ukrainian athletes win a trio of titles at the Youth Olympic Games

European athletes won eleven gold medals at the third edition of the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 11-16 October with Ukraine le [...]

17th October 2018 10:55

Vicente and Nacheva to renew rivalry at the Youth Olympic Games

Some 26 individual gold medallists from the 2018 European Athletics U18 Championships in Gyor, Hungary from July are on the provisional entry-lists fo [...]

4th October 2018 10:16

Borås to host the 2019 European Athletics U20 Championships

Sweden will host both the European Athletics U20 and U23 Championships in 2019 and one week after Gävle stages the older age-group event, the baton wi [...]

24th July 2018 12:40

European Athletics U20 Championships had impact of more than €8 million

A recently released survey into the economic impact of the Grosset 2017 European Athletics U20 Championships has revealed that more than €8 million wa [...]

9th January 2018 09:50

The sky is the limit for Nedasekau after breakthrough win in Grosseto

Maksim Nedasekau has even considered trying out for the decathlon, such is the range of his talents. The Belarusian teenager has run 10.9 for the 100m [...]

30th July 2017 02:28

Sclabas now setting her sights on revising the Swiss record books

Delia Sclabas caught the eye at the Grosseto 2017 European Athletics U20 Championships when she won the women’s 3000m. It wasn’t just the fact that s [...]

26th July 2017 08:38

Arrivederci Grosseto!

The American writer Mark Twain popularised the phrase ‘Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics’ but with regards to the Grosseto 2017 European Athletics U20 Ch [...]

25th July 2017 02:00

Duplantis surpasses championship record for pole vault gold

A day after the longest standing men’s championship record was beaten with a 2.33m clearance in the high jump, Sweden’s Armand Duplantis broke another [...]

23rd July 2017 10:49

Two world U20 records for Germany on final day in Grosseto

Niklas Kaul drew the curtain down on his glittering career in the junior ranks by smashing his world U20 decathlon record on the final day of the Euro [...]

23rd July 2017 10:12

Nedasekau breaks 40-year-old record for high jump gold

While the heptathlon has been the outstanding competition of the championships on the women’s side thus far, the high jump was the standout final for [...]

22nd July 2017 11:12

Aceti adds to Italian medal haul with 400m gold

A day after Filippo Tortu stormed to the 100m title at the European Athletics U20 Championships in Grosseto, the hosts claimed their second gold medal [...]

22nd July 2017 09:28

Shukh edges out Ruckstuhl in a classic heptathlon battle

While the Gotzis Hypo-Meeting in May produced arguably the greatest heptathlon competition in history, the European Athletics U20 Championships in Gro [...]

21st July 2017 09:46

Tortu crowned European U20 100m champion

Filippo Tortu was aiming before the championships to break his Italian U20 record of 10.15 in the 100m final but times were irrelevant on a windy even [...]

21st July 2017 07:11

Rusu kicks for 10,000m gold in Grosseto

Romania’s Dorin Andrei Rusu played the waiting game to perfection as he sprinted to victory in the 10,000m on the first evening session of the Europea [...]

20th July 2017 10:50

How to follow the European Athletics U20 Championships

The European Athletics U20 Championships take place in Grosseto, Italy between Thursday and Sunday this week (20-23 July) and you can follow the actio [...]

20th July 2017 09:04

Smerdova lands first gold medal in Grosseto

Competing as an Authorised Neutral Athlete, Yana Smerdova followed up her success at the European Race Walking Cup in Podebrady in May when she won th [...]

20th July 2017 08:04

Ingebrigtsen targets a hat-trick of titles in Grosseto

Jakob Ingebrigtsen has already made plenty of headlines this summer season with his exploits across a range of distances and he is set to star at the [...]

19th July 2017 03:35

Championship records poised to fall at U20 Championships in Grosseto

A 5.60m clearance was sufficient to win the pole vault at the European Athletics U23 Championships in Bydgoszcz on Sunday but with four vaulters compe [...]

18th July 2017 12:08

Live streaming from the European Athletics U20 Championships

European Athletics will stream the European Athletics U20 Championships from Grosseto, Italy, on its website. The event takes place from Thursday to S [...]

18th July 2017 11:47

Final entries available for European Athletics U20 Championships

The final entries for the European Athletics U20 Championships in Grosseto, Italy which begin on 20 July are now available to view here. There will be [...]

11th July 2017 08:48

Kaul spearheads German team for Grosseto

Germany will be sending 80 athletes to compete at the European Athletics U20 Championships in Grosseto, Italy from 20-23 July. One of the standout nam [...]

5th July 2017 04:24

One month to go – European Athletics U20 Championships

Today marks one month to go until the European Athletics U20 Championships takes place in Grosseto, Italy, from 20-23 July. Performances already thi [...]

20th June 2017 02:15

Tortu breaks Italian U20 100m record in Savona

Filippo Tortu won a silver medal behind Noah Lyles in the 100m at the World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz last summer and the 18-year-old is continui [...]

26th May 2017 11:47

Media accreditation is open for European Athletics U20 Championships

Media accreditation for the European Athletics U20 Championships in Grosseto from 20-23 July is now open for written press, photographers and broadcas [...]

23rd May 2017 12:40

Grosseto to stage European Athletics U20 Championships

The Stadio Olimpico Carlo Zecchini played host to some of the biggest names in Paralympic sport at the IPC European Athletics Championships this summe [...]

7th October 2016 03:02

Glory times for a glorious future

It was four days to remember in Eskilstuna - a European Athletics Junior Championships of records, of tears, of cheers and, above all, an event that s [...]

21st July 2015 01:31

It's Swede success for the relay men

Host nation Sweden won their first gold medal of these 23rd European Athletics Junior Championships in Eskilstuna with a national junior record in the [...]

20th July 2015 12:58

Record-breaker Babayev in a class of his own

Azerbaijan's Nazim Babayev produced the performance of the week in Eskilstuna today with a stunning leap in the triple jump to smash a record that had [...]

20th July 2015 12:50

Garcia hits all the right notes

Diego Garcia won 10,000m race-walking gold for Spain at the European Athletics Junior Championships in Eskilstuna on Saturday morning - and the triump [...]

18th July 2015 11:34

Tremendous third day for Denmark with two gold medals

Emel Dereli successfully defended her shot put title at the European Athletics Junior Championships in Ekilstuna on Saturday and she did it in the bes [...]

18th July 2015 11:26

Litzell delivers silver for Sweden

Renee Eykens is looking forward to returning home to Belgium - because then it might sink in that she won 800m gold today at the European Athletics Ju [...]

18th July 2015 07:44

Halasz hammers his way into the history books

Bence Halasz gave Hungary another golden day in the hammer as he won a dramatic competition in record style at the European Athletics Junior Champions [...]

17th July 2015 08:08

Edoburun and Swoboda swoop for 100m gold

In the space of 10 minutes at the European Athletics Junior Championships in Eskilstuna this afternoon, Ojie Edoburun and Ewa Swoboda confirmed their [...]

17th July 2015 06:06

Lake shows nerves of steel

Morgan Lake chose the hard route into the high jump final on the second morning of the European Athletics Junior Championships in Eskilstuna. Great Br [...]

17th July 2015 01:50

Afanasyeva sparks Russian glory

Russia had three reasons to celebrate less than an hour into the opening morning of the European Athletics Junior Championships in Eskilstuna today as [...]

16th July 2015 11:00

Riva flows to glorious gold

Italy's Pietro Riva delivered a wonderful final injection of speed to win the 10,000m in a brilliant race to end the opening day of track action at th [...]

16th July 2015 08:30

Bukowiecki weathers the storm to land gold

There was rain, and then there was the new reigning champion. Konrad Bukowiecki proved to be as good as expected as he won shot put gold in sensationa [...]

16th July 2015 06:33

President Hansen hails the golden opportunity

On the eve of the 23rd European Athletics Junior Championships, three words set the scene for the next four days: Remember Eskilstuna 2015. They came [...]

15th July 2015 09:26

ANTI-DOPING EDUCATION PROGRAMME

Four months ago, when Prague staged the European Athletics Indoor Championships, Konrad Bukowiecki, Morgan Lake and Florentina Marincu showed how well [...]

15th July 2015 06:24

Gyuratz is hammering home a message

Eight days before her 19th birthday in May, Hungary’s Reka Gyuratz made the biggest breakthrough of her career. Just as the outdoor season was movin [...]

14th July 2015 06:28
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