World U20 Championships Team: 20 NSW athletes selected

Published Thu 09 May 2024

9 May 2024

World U20 Championships Team: 20 NSW athletes selected

Twenty NSW teenagers have been today named in the Australian team for the World U20 Championships to be held in Lima, Peru from August 27th. The 20th edition of the championships were first held in Athens in 1986. The championships have launched the careers of many of NSW greats including Dani Stevens and Jana Pittman.

The 2024 squad includes four NSW athletes making their second appearance at the championships - Aleksandra Stoilova (100m & relay), Delta Amidzovski (100m hurdles & LJ), Olivia Inkster (relay) and Rashid Kabba (110m hurdles, from the 2021 team).

The competition for selection in some events has been extraordinarily high so a special mention to Daniel Williams (1500m), Ada Rand (1500m), Aleksandra Stoilova and Chelsy Wayne (DT).

The NSW contingent is certainly led by open 100m National champion Sebastian Sultana and recently crowned world road walking U20 champion Isaac Beacroft.

This summer we have ridden the qualification rollercoaster with a number of athletes, including Mason McGroder and Mitchell Hatfield, who made the standard with clutch last competition performances in Adelaide in April.

Australian Team for the 2024 World Athletics Under 20 Championships:

Women (11):

100m: Aleksandra Stoilova (WES, Tevin Hester)

400m: Jemma Pollard (NRI, Tim Eschebach)

1500m: Ada Rand (UTN, Ben Liddy)

100m Hurdles: Delta Amidzovski (WOL, Becky Amidzovski)

3000m Steeplechase: Mia Toohey (SUT, Jacinta Doyle), Allegra McGivern (SYU, Ben Liddy)

10,000m Race Walk: Chelsea Roberts (RLAC, Dennis Coker & Frank Overton)

High Jump: Izobelle Louison-Roe (SGD, Karen Roe)

Long Jump: Amidzovski

Triple Jump: Louison-Roe

Discus Throw: Chelsy Wayne (WOL, Denis Knowles)

4x100m Relay: Stoilova, Olivia Inkster (UTN, Katie Edwards & Melinda Gainsford-Taylor)

4x400m Relays: Pollard, Ella Penman (DUB, Mark Penman)

Men (9):

100m: Sebastian Sultana (CTN, Greg Smith)

200m: Sultana

1500m: Daniel Williams (BBR, Andrew Rowlings)

110m Hurdles: Rashid Kabba (WES, Hayden Kovacic & Dan Suchy)

400m Hurdles: Matt Hunt (UTN, Ron Bendall)

10,000m Race Walk: Isaac Beacroft (HIL, David Beacroft)

High Jump: Mitchell Hatfield (SYU, Leanne Pejkovic)

Long Jump: Mason McGroder (TGS, Matt Wade)

4x100m Relay: Sultana, Cody Hasler (CMD, Rob Marks)

4x400m Relays: Jack Deguara (MAI, Katie Smee)

David Tarbotton for Athletics NSW

Image: Daniel Williams (image courtesy of David Tarbotton)