180 countries set to compete at the IAAF World Junior Championships - Final Entries confirmed
Monaco – The IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona, which will
take place from 10 to 15 July 2012 are on course to become the biggest
gathering in terms of participating national IAAF Member Federations in
the history of the championships.
With the deadline for the
Final Entries now closed, no fewer than 180 IAAF National Member
Federations have confirmed their participation in these Championships;
the most attended edition was Beijing 2006 where 176 countries gathered
in the Chinese capital, followed by Annecy 1998 with 170 countries.
a total of 1742 athletes entered (964 men and 778 women), the record of
participating men and women is also on course to be broken as the
previously most attended Championships in terms of athletes was
Bydgoszcz 2008 with 1408.