Now that the dust has settled on the IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015, we bring you the numbers that matter from the biggest youth athletics championships ever.


The number of Jamaican and US athletes to feature in the boys' 100m final.


The number of times in the history of the IAAF World Youth Championships that both the girls’ and boys’ pole vault have been won by the same nation. The unique feat was achieved for the first time in Cali by Sweden (Armand Duplantis and Elienor Werner).


The number of circus skills – juggling and unicycling – that have been mastered by girls’ 400m hurdles champion Sydney McLaughlin of the USA.

Niklas Kaul ()


The number of times Stefano Sottile dived into his passionate supporters in celebration during the final of the boys’ high jump. The Italian did so after clearing 2.18m and 2.20m before completing his stage dive hat-trick when his gold medal was confirmed.


The number of hundredths of a second that separated the top six finishers in the boys’ 110m hurdles final. The thriller was won by Matteo Ngo of France in 13.53


The total number of gold medals won by the USA – a record breaking haul by any nation in the 16 year history of the IAAF World Youth Championships.

USA Golds ()


The number of straight first time high jump clearances made by Niklas Kaul in the boys’ decathlon. The German enjoyed a flawless record from 1.81m to 2.05m, giving him early momentum on his route to gold.


The total number of events to witness new championship records in Cali – seven men and four women.

Eleven records ()


The average number of hours sleep per day boys’ 100m and 200m gold medallist Abdul Hakim Sani Brown of Japan enjoys.


The position on the 200m senior lists Candace Hill occupies after her blistering 22.43 run to take gold in Cali. The American is aged just 16. 

Candace Hill ()


The number of nations to win medals in Cali. Nations to win medals for the first time included Montenegro and Austria.


The time, in hundredths of a second, that 100m hurdler Maribel Caicedo of Ecuador lopped off her personal best during the championships. Caicedo ran a time of 13.04 to win a shock gold medal. 


The best ever cricket batting score returned by boys’ 400m champion Christopher Taylor of Jamaica. He is a huge cricket fan.

Christopher Taylor ()


The number of points that Geraldine Ruckstuhl trailed Cuba’s Adriana Rodriguez at the end of day one of the heptathlon. In an astonishing second day turnaround, the Swiss athlete climbed from an overnight position of sixth to strike gold.


The height in centimetres of beanpole Czech Michaela Hruba, who secured victory in the girls’ high jump. She jumped 1.90m en route to victory.

Number of Nations ()


The approximate number of metres American Sophia Rivera covered when walking between the finals of the girls’ javelin and shot, which were held simultaneously. The American won silver in the shot and finished eighth in the javelin.


The approximate height in metres of the Pascual Guerrero Stadium in Cali. That low atmospheric air pressure would have helped in the sprints, where we witnessed a flurry of championship records.

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