World Athletics U20 Championships

Sport Athletics
Competition Category World Championships
Years 1986—2022
Editions 19
Competitors 2813
Countries 110

Known as World Junior Championships in Athletics until 2014.

The 2020 edition originally scheduled from 7 to 12 July 2020 was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Editions

Edition Host City Country Held Events Competitors Countries
1986 World Athletics U20 Championships Athina GRE 16 – 20 July 1986 41 142 27
1988 World Athletics U20 Championships Sudbury CAN 27 – 31 July 1988 41 146 31
1990 World Athletics U20 Championships Plovdiv BUL 8 – 12 August 1990 41 144 31
1992 World Athletics U20 Championships Seoul KOR 16 – 20 September 1992 41 146 31
1994 World Athletics U20 Championships Lisboa POR 20 – 24 July 1994 42 157 39
1996 World Athletics U20 Championships Sydney AUS 20 – 25 August 1996 41 147 35
1998 World Athletics U20 Championships Annecy FRA 28 July – 2 August 1998 43 157 38
2000 World Athletics U20 Championships Santiago CHI 17 – 22 October 2000 43 158 38
2002 World Athletics U20 Championships Kingston JAM 16 – 21 July 2002 43 146 37
2004 World Athletics U20 Championships Grosseto ITA 12 – 18 July 2004 44 157 39
2006 World Athletics U20 Championships Beijing CHN 15 – 20 August 2006 44 166 44
2008 World Athletics U20 Championships Bydgoszcz POL 8 – 13 July 2008 44 160 40
2010 World Athletics U20 Championships Moncton CAN 19 – 25 July 2010 44 168 43
2012 World Athletics U20 Championships Barcelona ESP 10 – 15 July 2012 44 160 43
2014 World Athletics U20 Championships Eugene USA 22 – 27 July 2014 44 165 40
2016 World Athletics U20 Championships Bydgoszcz POL 19 – 24 July 2016 44 161 47
2018 World Athletics U20 Championships Tampere FIN 10 – 15 July 2018 44 170 43
2021 World Athletics U20 Championships Nairobi KEN 18 – 22 August 2021 45 169 36
2022 World Athletics U20 Championships Cali COL 1 – 6 August 2022 45 174 41

Medal table

Pos Country 🥇 Gold 🥈 Silver 🥉 Bronze Total
1 United States USA 115 85 62 262
2 Kenya KEN 89 70 52 211
3 Ethiopia ETH 46 43 33 122
4 Russia RUS 43 32 26 101
5 China CHN 39 43 33 115
6 Jamaica JAM 36 52 42 130
7 Germany GER 36 44 44 124
8 Great Britain GBR 31 26 37 94
9 Cuba CUB 29 32 24 85
10 East Germany GDR 22 10 18 50
11 Romania ROU 21 18 15 54
12 South Africa RSA 21 17 17 55
13 Soviet Union URS 18 16 22 56
14 France FRA 17 18 18 53
15 Nigeria NGR 14 13 10 37
16 Australia AUS 13 25 27 65
17 Finland FIN 13 13 15 41
18 Bulgaria BUL 13 6 7 26
19 Sweden SWE 12 12 9 33
20 Poland POL 10 17 21 48
21 Ukraine UKR 9 9 14 32
22 Qatar QAT 9 5 5 19
23 Belarus BLR 8 12 15 35
24 Czech Republic CZE 8 4 4 16
25 Japan JPN 7 15 31 53
26 Mexico MEX 7 4 1 12
27 Trinidad and Tobago TTO 7 3 7 17
28 Croatia CRO 7 2 4 13
29 Italy ITA 6 6 12 24
30 Netherlands NED 6 5 14 25
31 Spain ESP 5 15 8 28
32 Botswana BOT 5 3 2 10
33 Estonia EST 5 2 3 10
34 Bahamas BAH 5 0 6 11
35 Hungary HUN 4 12 7 23
36 Turkey TUR 4 5 5 14
37 Uganda UGA 4 3 8 15
38 Brazil BRA 4 2 10 16
39 Commonwealth of Independendent States CIS 4 2 5 11
40 New Zealand NZL 4 0 5 9
41 Uzbekistan UZB 4 0 1 5
42 Greece GRE 3 7 7 17
43 Canada CAN 3 6 11 20
44 Switzerland SUI 3 6 6 15
45 Norway NOR 3 6 3 12
46 Latvia LAT 3 4 2 9
47 Morocco MAR 3 3 16 22
48 Serbia SRB 3 2 4 9
49 Algeria ALG 2 5 1 8
50 India IND 2 4 4 10
51 Bahrain BRN 2 3 7 12
52 Lithuania LTU 2 3 0 5
53 Sudan SUD 2 1 1 4
54 Israel ISR 2 1 0 3
= Neutral Participant NEU 2 1 0 3
56 Republic of Moldova MDA 2 0 2 4
57 Montenegro MNE 2 0 0 2
58 Colombia COL 1 4 4 9
59 Ecuador ECU 1 4 3 8
60 Argentina ARG 1 3 0 4
= Namibia NAM 1 3 0 4
= Slovenia SLO 1 3 0 4
63 Belgium BEL 1 2 5 8
64 Slovakia SVK 1 2 4 7
65 Portugal POR 1 2 3 6
66 Saudi Arabia KSA 1 2 2 5
= Yugoslavia YUG 1 2 2 5
68 Grenada GRN 1 1 2 4
69 Chile CHI 1 1 1 3
70 Austria AUT 1 1 0 2
= Iran IRI 1 1 0 2
72 Barbados BAR 1 0 1 2
= Peru PER 1 0 1 2
74 Indonesia INA 1 0 0 1
= Turks and Caicos Islands TKS 1 0 0 1
76 Eritrea ERI 0 4 2 6
= Tanzania TAN 0 4 2 6
78 Ireland IRL 0 4 0 4
79 Czechoslovakia TCH 0 3 1 4
= Egypt EGY 0 3 1 4
81 Djibouti DJI 0 2 0 2
82 South Korea KOR 0 1 5 6
83 Serbia and Montenegro SCG 0 1 2 3
84 Kazakhstan KAZ 0 1 1 2
= Kuwait KUW 0 1 1 2
86 Antigua and Barbuda ANT 0 1 0 1
= Burundi BDI 0 1 0 1
= Denmark DEN 0 1 0 1
= Guyana GUY 0 1 0 1
= Malawi MAW 0 1 0 1
= Netherlands Antilles AHO 0 1 0 1
= Saint Kitts and Nevis SKN 0 1 0 1
= Seychelles SEY 0 1 0 1
= Tunisia TUN 0 1 0 1
= Venezuela VEN 0 1 0 1
96 Cyprus CYP 0 0 2 2
= Ghana GHA 0 0 2 2
= Zimbabwe ZIM 0 0 2 2
99 Azerbaijan AZE 0 0 1 1
= British Virgin Islands IVB 0 0 1 1
= Cayman Islands CAY 0 0 1 1
= Chinese Taipei TPE 0 0 1 1
= Fiji FIJ 0 0 1 1
= Guatemala GUA 0 0 1 1
= Iceland ISL 0 0 1 1
= Kyrgyzstan KGZ 0 0 1 1
= Luxembourg LUX 0 0 1 1
= United States Virgin Islands ISV 0 0 1 1
= Uruguay URU 0 0 1 1