IAAF World Junior Championships 2006
Russia’s Tatyana Chernova was the overwhelming star performer in the World Junior Championship Heptathlon in Beijing, China, and it looks as though a star for the future has been born.
Realising he needed to train with better facilities in order to succeed, the newly-crowned World Junior Pole Vault champion Germán Chiaraviglio made a temporary break from his home country of Argentina last year to train alongside the world’s best.
As great as the USA team were earlier in the season, many have struggled to replicate their best form in Beijing, but Chris Carter is one American athlete who lived up to expectation to win the 400m Hurdles.
Croatian 400m runner Danijela Grgic is making a habit of hitting top form when it matters most – a quality which will put her in good-stead for the future.