Australia has a new Under 18 record holder, with Darcy Roper this morning taking out silver in the men’s long jump at the 2015 World Youth Championships. If that wasn’t enough, his furthest jump of 8.01 metres was also a personal best and his first time jumping over the 8 metre mark.
Phillipa Hajdasz is has qualified with four other athletes in equal first position, with a highest clearance in the pole vault of 3.90 metres. Phillipa will now move into the final on Sunday morning, looking to push towards that number one place.
Hurdler Danielle Shaw has stepped up to the blocks for the second time these championships, this time for the semi final of the 100m hurdles. Competing against the best in the world for her age group, she ended up placing 4th in the semi final. Her time of 13.59 seconds will unfortunately mean that she won’t progress any further in the race.
Louis Stenmark was looking to continue on his strong performance from the heat of the 400m, and bring it into the semi final. With 150m to go in the race, Louis went from the back of the competitors to challenging the first placer. Finishing the semi final in 2nd place with a time of 46.78, automatically qualifies him for the final, also running his fastest time over the 400m distance as well. Good day at the office for Louis.