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8th IAAF World Youth Championships 2013



The IAAF World Youth Championships in Athletics is a global athletics event comprising track and field events for competitors who are 17 or younger (youth).

The event is organized by International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). It is held biennially. It was first held in 1999.

World Youth Championships is not to be confused with IAAF World Junior Championships in Athletics, which is for athletes who are 19 or under.

Date: 10-14 July

Location: Donetsk, Ukraine

Venue: RSC Olimpiyskiy

Official website: iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-youth-championships


Singapore athletes who have met the qualifying mark

Qualifying window starts October 2012 to 1st July 2013.

Name From Age as of Event Qualified based on Q. Mark
Jannah Wong RI 17 Girls 100m Hurdles 2013 SEA Youth, 14.47s (-0.3m/s) 14.55s
Ang, Ding Hui RI 17 Boys 110m Hurdles 2012 SAA T&F Series 6, 14.30s (-1.6m/s) 14.40s
Linus Chong SSP 17 Boys 110m Hurdles 2013 SYJAC, 14.31s (1.6m/s) 14.40s
Quek Jun Jie Calvin VS
17 Boys 400m Hurdles 2013 Series 1, 55.31s
2013 SYJAC, 55.27s
Raymond Scott Lee HCI 17 Boys 400m Hurdles 2013 SYJAC, 55.36s 55.80s
Pereira, Shanti Veronica SSP 17 Girls 100m 2013 Series 1, 12.16s (1.9m/s)
2013 SYJAC, 12.05s (1.2m/s)
Pereira, Shanti Veronica SSP 17 Girls 200m 2013 Series 1, 25.40s (-0.6m/s)
2013 SYJAC, 25.22s (0.8m/s)
Chan, Sheng Yao HCI 17 Boys Pole Vault 2013 SYJAC, 4.60m
2013 Nat Sch, 4.82m
Benjamin Ong SSP 17 Boys Triple Jump 2013 SYJAC, 14.67m (0.0m/s) 14.60m
Zubin, Percy Muncherji ACJC 17 Boys 400m 2013 SYJAC, 49.58s
2013 Nat Sch, 49.35s

Selection criteria

    a. Qualifying rules and standards stipulated by IAAF (Link)

    b. Qualifying Window Stipulated by IAAF (Link: Coming Soon)

    c. If only 2 or 1 Athlete per country is allowed to be entered and more then 2 or 1 Athlete meet/s the qualifying mark:

      i. A final run/jump/throw-off trial will be held before the EBN date.

      ii. The trial date will be announced once SAA receives the date for the EBN from organizer.

      iii. For the relays the best 8 on-form Athletes will be invited to form the team but a final run-off will be conducted to select the final relay runners before the EBN date.

    d. If no one meets the qualifying mark and if SAA is given 2 wild card entries, one best male and one best female will be selected based on the respective ranking of the performance according to % off the Qualifying marks using the IAAF 2011 points. All field and Team (Relay) events selection are further subject to IAAF approval.

    e. SAA reserves the right to drop any qualified Athlete if the Athlete is deemed unfit to perform at a competitive level.

Qualifying Mark

11.15 / 10.9
12.45 / 12.2
22.75 / 22.5
25.55 / 25.3
49.95 / 49.8
57.60 / 57.2
14.40 / 14.1
110m/100m H
14.55 / 14.3
55.80 / 55.6
400m H
1.02.80 / 1:02.6
2000m SC
Race Walk 5000m
Race Walk 10,000m
High Jump
Pole Vault
Long Jump
Triple Jump
17.70 (5 kg)
Shot Put
13.50 (3 kg)
53.50 (1.5 kg)
Discus Throw
42.00 (1kg)
63.00 (5 kg)
Hammer Throw
52.00 (3 kg)
63.00 (700g)
Javelin Throw
46.00 (500g)
No standard
Medley Relay
No standard


Age Categories

    Only athletes aged 16 or 17 on 31 December in the year of the competition (e.g. for the 2013 Championships, born in 1996 or 1997) may compete.

Submission of Entries and deadlines

    Preliminary Entries – 10 April 2013 midnight, Monaco time. Preliminary Entries may be submitted starting 11 March 2013.

    Final Entries – 24 June 2013 midnight, Monaco time (see note above). Final Entries may be submitted starting 27 May 2013.

    Final Confirmations – Final Confirmation of Entries must be made before 12am (midday) 9 July.

Conditions for Validity of Performances

    • All performances must be achieved during the period 1 October 2012 to 1 July 2013. Please note that the Final Entries deadline remains three Mondays before the first day of competition, i.e. 24 June 2013.

    • All performances must be achieved during an official competition organised in conformity with IAAF Rules.

    • All performances must be achieved during competitions organised or sanctioned by the IAAF, its Area Associations or its Member Federations. Thus, results achieved at school competitions must be certified by the Member Federation of the country in which the M/03/13 14 competition was organised.

    • Performances achieved in mixed events between male and female participants (see Rule 147) will only be accepted under the following circumstances:

      o For all field events and races of 5000m and over held completely in the stadium the
      results will be:

        – Automatically accepted if achieved at National Permit competitions

        – Accepted only with the Area Association’s approval if achieved at competitions under IAAF Rule 1.1 (i) and (j)

        – Never accepted if achieved at competitions conducted under IAAF Rule 1.1 (a) to (h)

      o For road races (race walks) the results will always be accepted

    • Wind assisted performances (over 2m/sec) will not be accepted.

    • Indoor performances will be accepted.

    • For the running events of 200m and over, performances achieved on over-sized tracks will not be accepted.

    • In the case of race walks, road performances (5km or 10km) shall be accepted.

Quick Donetsk Facts

    Population 1,000,000

    Climate Donetsk’s climate is moderate continental. Temperature in July: 16°C – 27°C.

    Currency Ukraine Hryvnia (UAH). Exchange rate in December 2012: 100 UAH = 12 USD

    Time Zone GMT +3 (in July)

    Altitude 170m

    Mobile phone GSM phone service is available in Ukraine

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