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European youth bests in athletics

European youth bests in the sport of athletics are the all-time best marks set in competition by European athletes aged 17 or younger throughout the entire calendar year of the performance. European Athletics (EA) doesn't maintain an official list for such performances. All bests shown on this list are tracked by statisticians not officially sanctioned by the governing body.

Contents

  • Outdoor 1
    • Boys 1.1
    • Girls 1.2
  • Indoor 2
    • Boys 2.1
    • Girls 2.2
  • References 3

Outdoor

Boys

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Age Ref
100 m 10.33 (+1.5 m/s) Jamie Henderson  Great Britain 14 June 1986 Edinburgh, Great Britain 17 years, 78 days
200 m 20.37 (+1.9 m/s) Thomas Somers  Great Britain 24 July 2014 World Junior Championships Eugene, United States 17 years, 87 days [1]
400 m
600 m 1:18.3 (ht) Predrag Melnjak  Yugoslavia 12 January 1986 Rijeka, Yugoslavia 16 years, 301 days [2]
800 m 1:47.2 (ht) Predrag Melnjak  Yugoslavia 8 June 1986 Split, Yugoslavia 17 years, 83 days
1000 m
1500 m
Mile
2000 m
3000 m 7:56.4 (ht) Hansjörg Kunze  German Democratic Republic 27 June 1976 Karl-Marx-Stadt, East Germany 16 years, 182 days
5000 m
10000 m
Half marathon
Marathon
110 m hurdles
(91.4 cm)
13.12 (+0.8 m/s) Wilhem Belocian  France 21 July 2012 French Youth Championships Lens, France 17 years, 29 days [3]
110 m hurdles
(99/100 cm)
13.29 (−1.0 m/s) Wilhem Belocian  France 12 July 2012 World Junior Championships Barcelona, Spain 17 years, 20 days
110 m hurdles
(106.7 cm)
400 m hurdles
(84.0 cm)
50.97 Egor Kuznetsov  Russia 9 July 2011 World Youth Championships Lille, France 16 years, 222 days
400 m hurdles
(91.4 cm)
1500 m steeplechase 4:04.85 Antonio Álvarez  Spain 25 June 1993 Málaga, Spain 16 years, 126 days
2000 m steeplechase 5:35.11 Hansjörg Kunze  German Democratic Republic 18 July 1976 Erfurt, East Germany 16 years, 203 days
3000 m steeplechase
High Jump 2.28 m Oleksandr Nartov  Ukraine 28 May 2005 Kiev, Ukraine 17 years, 7 days
Pole Vault 5.50 m István Bagyula  Hungary 19 July 1986 Milan, Italy 17 years, 198 days
Long Jump 7.98 m Jonathan Moore  Great Britain 29 July 2001 Dôle, France 17 years, 59 days
Triple jump 16.45 (+1.5 m/s) Ilya Efremov  Russia 16 July 2005 Marrakesh, Morocco 17 years, 118 days
Shot put (5 kg) 23.23 m Krzysztof Brzozowski  Poland 23 August 2010 Singapore 17 years, 39 days
Shot put (5.44 kg)
Shot put (6 kg)
Shot put (7.26 kg) 18.73 m Karsten Stolz  Germany 2 September 1981 Essen, Germany 17 years, 41 days
Discus throw
(1.5 kg)
77.50 m Mykyta Nesterenko  Ukraine 19 May 2008 Kyiv (Koncha Zaspa), Ukraine 17 years, 34 days
Discus throw
(1.75 kg)
70.13 m Mykyta Nesterenko  Ukraine 24 May 2008 Halle (Saale), Germany 17 years, 39 days
Discus throw
(2 kg)
65.31 m Mykyta Nesterenko  Ukraine 3 June 2008 Tallinn, Estonia 17 years, 49 days
Hammer throw
(5 kg)
87.16 m Bence Halász  Hungary 31 May 2014 European Youth Olympic Trials Baku, Azerbaijan 16 years, 300 days [4]
Hammer throw
(6 kg)
Hammer throw
(7.26 kg)
73.66 m Vladislav Piskunov  Ukraine 11 June 1994 Kiev, Ukraine 16 years, 4 days
Javelin throw
(700 g)
83.42 m Yuriy Kushniruk  Ukraine 29 July 2011 Trabzon, Turkey 16 years, 235 days
Javelin throw
(800 g)
79.96 m Aki Parviainen  Finland 12 September 1991 Pyhäselkä, Finland 16 years, 321 days
Octathlon 6478 pts Kévin Mayer  France 9 July 2009 Brixen, Italy 17 years, 149 days
11.31 (+1.1 m/s) (100 m), 7.24 m (0.0 m/s) (long jump), 13.48 m (shot put), 50.56 (400 m) /
14.43 (+0.7 m/s) (110 m hurdles), 2.04 m (high jump), 58.03 m (javelin), 2:41.22 (1000 m)
Decathlon (Youth) 7735 pts Jan Felix Knobel  Germany 1–2 September 2006 Wesel, Germany 17 years, 229 days
11.45 (+0.3 m/s) (100 m), 6.95 m (+1.1 m/s) (long jump), 16.30 m (shot put / 5 kg), 1.87 m (high jump), 50.76 (400 m) /
14.73 (+1.2 m/s) (110 m hurdles / 91.4 cm), 48.55 m (discus / 1,5 kg), 4.30 m (pole vault), 65.13 m (javelin), 4:54.10 (1500 m)
Decathlon (Senior) 8104 pts (ht) Valter Külvet  Soviet Union 22–23 August 1981 Viimsi, Soviet Union 17 years, 185 days
10.7w (ht) (100 m), 7.26 m (w) (long jump), 13.86 m (shot put), 2.09 m (high jump), 48.5 (ht) (400 m) /
14.8 (ht) (110 m hurdles), 47.92 m (discus), 4.50 m (pole vault), 60.34 m (javelin), 4:37.8 (ht) (1500 m)
7829 pts Valter Külvet  Soviet Union 12–13 September 1981 Stockholm, Sweden 17 years, 206 days
11.34 (100 m), 7.12 m (long jump), 14.10 m (shot put), 2.08 m (high jump), 49.65 (400 m) /
15.24 (110 m hurdles), 48.02 m (discus), 4.20 m (pole vault), 59.90 m (javelin), 4:37.07 (1500 m)
10000 m walk (track) 40:15.1 (ht) Maris Putenis  Latvia 8 May 1999 Valmiera, Latvia 16 years, 332 days
10 km walk (road) 40:03+ Aleksandr Strokov  Russia 7 February 1999 Adler, Russia 16 years, 170 days
20000 m walk (track)
20 km walk (road) 1:22:49 Aleksandr Strokov  Russia 7 February 1999 Adler, Russia 16 years, 170 days [5]
50000 m walk (track) 4:22:13.4 Bengt Simonsen  Sweden 19 October 1974 Gothenburg, Sweden 16 years, 210 days [6]
50 km walk (road)
4×100m relay
4×400m relay 3:12.05 Piotr Zrada
Piotr Kędzia
Karol Grzegorczyk
Mariusz Kowalski
 Poland 5 August 2001 Kaunas, Lithuania
17 years, 60 days

Swedish medley relay 1:50.46 Tomasz Kaska
Piotr Zrada
Piotr Kędzia
Karol Grzegorczyk
 Poland 15 July 2001 Debrecen, Hungary

17 years, 39 days

Girls

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Age Ref Video
100 m
200 m
300 m 36.46 Linsey MacDonald  Great Britain 13 July 1980 London, United Kingdom 16 years, 152 days [7]
400 m
600 m 1:27.33 Lorraine Baker  Great Britain 13 July 1980 London, United Kingdom 16 years, 95 days [8]
800 m
1000 m 2:38.58 Josephine White  Great Britain 9 September 1977 London, United Kingdom 17 years, 246 days [9]
1500 m
Mile
2000 m
3000 m
5000 m
10000 m
Half marathon
Marathon
100 m hurdles (76.2 cm) 13.08 (-0.4 m/s) Adrianna Lamalle  France 18 July 1999 World Youth Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 16 years, 294 days
100 m hurdles (84 cm)
200 m hurdles 26.68 Sharon Colyear-Danville  Great Britain 16 July 1971 London, United Kingdom 16 years, 85 days
400 m hurdles
2000 m steeplechase 6:21.78 Cătălina Oprea  Romania 27 July 2003 Tampere, Finland 17 years, 107 days [10]
3000 m steeplechase 9:33.19 Karoline Bjerkeli Grøvdal  Norway 2 June 2007 Neerpelt, Belgium 16 years, 353 days [11]
High jump 1.96 m Olga Turchak  Soviet Union 7 September 1984 Donetsk, Soviet Union 17 years, 186 days
Pole vault 4.47 m Angelica Bengtsson  Sweden 22 May 2010 European Youth Olympic Trials Moscow, Russia 16 years, 318 days [12] [1]
Long jump 6.91 m (+1.0 m/s) Heike Drechsler  East Germany 9 August 1981 Jena, East Germany 16 years, 236 days
Triple jump
Shot put 19.08 m Ilke Wyludda  East Germany 9 August 1986 Karl-Marx-Stadt, East Germany 17 years, 134 days
Discus throw 65.86 m Ilke Wyludda  East Germany 1 August 1986 Neubrandenburg, East Germany 17 years, 126 days
Hammer throw
Javelin throw
Heptathlon (youth) 6014 pts Sarah Lagger  Austria 16–17 May 2015 Styrian Open Championships Leibnitz, Austria 15 years, 256 days [13]
13.91 (+1.3 m/s) (100 m hurdles), 1.71 m (high jump), 14.09 m (shot put/3 kg), 25.07 (0.0 m/s) (200 m) / 6.02 m (-0.2 m/s) (long jump), 46.59 m (javelin/500 g), 2:19.85 (800 m)
Heptathlon (senior)
(100 m hurdles), (high jump), (shot put), (200 m) / (long jump), (javelin), (800 m)
3000 m walk (track)
5000 m walk (track) 20:28.05 Tatyana Kalmykova  Russia 12 July 2007 World Youth Championships Ostrava, Czech Republic 17 years, 183 days
5 km walk (road) 20:27 Tatyana Kozlova  Russia 28 May 2000 Saransk, Russia 16 years, 269 days
10000 m walk (track)
10 km walk (road) 43:28 Aleksandra Kudryashova  Russia 19 February 2006 Adler, Russia 15 years, 216 days
20000 m walk (track)
20 km walk (road)
50000 m walk (track) 5:05:44.7 (ht) Tatyana Abramzeva  Russia 12 October 2003 Saint Petersburg, Russia
4x100 m relay 44.05 Petra Koppetsch
Marlies Oelsner
Margit Sinzel
Christina Brehmer
 East Germany 24 August 1975 European Junior Championships Athens, Greece
4x400 m relay 3:36.98 Janet Ravenscroft
Evelyn McMeekin
Ruth Kennedy
Susan Pettett
 Great Britain 26 August 1973 European Junior Championships Duisburg, Germany
Medley relay

Indoor

Boys

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Age Ref
50 m
60 m
200 m 21.13 Guy-Elphège Anouman  France 19 February 2011 French Championships Aubière, France 16 years, 251 days [14][15][16]
Thomas Somers  Great Britain 2 March 2014 England Age Group Championships Sheffield, Great Britain 16 years, 308 days [17]
300 m 33.73 Thomas Somers  Great Britain 14 December 2013 Sheffield, Great Britain 16 years, 230 days
400 m
800 m
1000 m 2:24.89 David Fiegen  Luxembourg 4 February 2001 Stuttgart, Germany 16 years, 154 days
1500 m
Mile
2000 m 5:27.6 (ht) John Wheway  Great Britain 6 October 1968 Cosford, United Kingdom 17 years, 59 days
3000 m
5000 m 14:18.42 Lukas Verzbicas  Lithuania 13 March 2009 Boston, United States 16 years, 66 days
50 m hurdles
(91.4 cm)
6.66 Stéphane Caristan  France 25 January 1981 Paris, France 16 years, 239 days
50 m hurdles
(99/100 cm)
50 m hurdles
(106.7 cm)
6.96 Garfield Darien  France 21 February 2004 Aubière, France 16 years, 61 days
60 m hurdles
(91.4 cm)
7.48 Ladji Doucouré  France 23 January 2000 Eaubonne, France 16 years, 301 days
60 m hurdles
(99/100 cm)
60 m hurdles
(106.7 cm)
High jump 2.24 m Dmitry Kroyter  Israel 14 February 2010 Moscow, Russia 16 years, 361 days
Pole vault 5.46 m Adam Hague  Great Britain 21 December 2014 Sale Harriers Open Meeting Manchester, Great Britain 17 years, 114 days
Long jump 8.12 m Viktor Kuznyetsov  Ukraine 20 December 2003 Brovary, Ukraine 17 years, 156 days
Triple jump 16.32 m Viktor Kuznyetsov  Ukraine 12 December 2003 Kiev, Ukraine 17 years, 148 days
Shot put (5 kg) 21.44 m Patrick Müller  Germany 27 January 2013 Sassnitz, Germany 17 years, 26 days [18]
Shot put (6 kg) 20.12 m Henning Prüfer  Germany 2 March 2013 International U20 Match Ancona, Italy [19]
Shot put (7.26 kg) 18.49 m Yuriy Belonog  Ukraine 7 December 1991 Kiev, Ukraine 17 years, 273 days
Heptathlon
(Youth)
5873 pts Hans-Christian Hausenberg  Estonia 1 March 2015 Tallinn, Estonia 16 years, 164 days [20]
6.97 (60m), 7.52m (long jump), 16.02m (shot put), 1.92m (high jump) / 8.11 (60m hurdles), 4.65m (pole vault), 2:56.46 (1000m)
Heptathlon
(Junior)
5305 pts Sergey Usanov  Russia 31 January 1983 Minsk, Belarus 17 years, 30 days
7.29 (60 m), 6.72 m (long jump), 12.45 m (shot put), 2.05 m (high jump) / 8.74 (60 m hurdles), 4.20 m (pole vault), 2:45.4 (1000 m)
5592 pts (ht) Sven Reintak  Soviet Union 25 February 1980 Kharkiv, Soviet Union 16 years, 253 days
7.0 (60 m), 6.98 m (long jump), 13.79 m (shot put), 2.06 m (high jump) / 8.2 (60 m hurdles), 4.80 m (pole vault), 2:57.7 (1000 m)
Heptathlon
(Senior)
(60 m), (long jump), (shot put), (high jump) / (60 m hurdles), (pole vault), (1000 m)
3000 m walk 11:30.0 (ht) Damir Yangayev  Russia 1 March 1998 Insar, Russia 16 years, 344 days
5000 m walk 19:30.08 Yevgeniy Shmalyuk  Russia 25 December 1993 Saint Petersburg, Russia 17 years, 345 days
4 x 200m relay 1:29.09 LAV Rostock
Tom Laack
Marvin Anbuhl
Benjamin Schulz
Peter Tardel
 Germany 10 December 2005 Neubrandenburg, Germany
4 x 400m relay

Girls

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Meet Place Age Ref
50 m
60 m
200 m 23.15 Iréne Ekelund  Sweden 17 February 2013 National Championships Norrköping, Sweden 15 years, 346 days [21]
400 m
600 m 1:27.2 (ht) Ines Schimmel  East Germany 12 January 1980 Berlin, East Germany 16 years, 341 days [22]
800 m
1000 m 2:46.19 Yekaterina Zavyalova  Russia 12 January 2008 Moscow, Russia 16 years, 317 days
2:45.1 (ht) OT Astrid Pfeiffer  East Germany 18 January 1981 Potsdam, East Germany 16 years, 43 days
1500 m 4:11.70 Malin Ewerlöf-Krepp  Sweden 19 February 1989 European Championships The Hague, Netherlands 16 years, 262 days [23]
Mile
2000 m 6:08.9 (ht) Daniela Fetcere  Latvia 27 January 2006 Riga, Latvia 15 years, 152 days
3000 m
5000 m
50 m hurdles (84 cm)
60 m hurdles (76.2 cm) 8.19 Yekaterina Bleskina  Russia 29 January 2010 Penza, Russia 17 years, 0 days
60 m hurdles (84 cm)
High jump 1.95 m Marina Kuptsova  Russia 30 January 1998 Brno, Czech Republic 16 years, 39 days
Irina Kovalenko  Ukraine 26 December 2003 Lviv, Ukraine 17 years, 197 days
Pole vault
Long jump 6.61 m Anu Kaljurand  Estonia 1 February 1986 Leningrad, Soviet Union 16 years, 291 days
Triple jump 13.82 m Yevgeniya Stavchanskaya  Ukraine 12 December 1998 Kiev, Ukraine 17 years, 78 days
Shot put
Pentathlon
(Senior)
4261 pts Carolina Klüft  Sweden 12 February 2000 Eskilstuna, Sweden 17 years, 10 days
8.80 (60 m hurdles), 1.81 m (high jump), 10.88 m (shot put), 6.07 m (long jump), 2:17.32 (800 m)
3000 m walk (track) 12:05.6 (ht) Lyudmila Yefimkina  Russia 1 March 1998 Insar, Russia 16 years, 191 days
4 x 200m relay 1:38.77 SC Berlin
Anja Schmitz
Nadja Hack
Carola Otto
Silke Breckenfelder
 Germany 17 February 1991 Dortmund, Germany
Belgium Scholier
Imke Vervaet
Justien Grillet
Camille Laus
Kimberley Efonye
 Belgium 20 February 2010 ADMB-Jeugdaflossingsmeeting Ghent, Belgium [24]
4 x 400m relay

ht = hand timing

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