World Athletics U20 Championships

Sport Athletics
Competition Category World Championships
Years 1986—2021
Editions 18
Competitors 2667
Countries 108

Known as World Junior Championships in Athletics until 2014.

Editions

Year Host City Country Held Events Competitors Countries
1986 Athina GRE 16 – 20 July 1986 41 142 27
1988 Sudbury CAN 27 – 31 July 1988 41 146 31
1990 Plovdiv BUL 8 – 12 August 1990 41 145 31
1992 Seoul KOR 16 – 20 September 1992 41 146 31
1994 Lisboa POR 20 – 24 July 1994 42 157 39
1996 Sydney AUS 20 – 25 August 1996 41 147 35
1998 Annecy FRA 28 July – 2 August 1998 43 157 38
2000 Santiago CHI 17 – 22 October 2000 43 158 38
2002 Kingston JAM 16 – 21 July 2002 43 146 37
2004 Grosseto ITA 12 – 18 July 2004 44 157 39
2006 Beijing CHN 15 – 20 August 2006 44 166 44
2008 Bydgoszcz POL 8 – 13 July 2008 44 160 40
2010 Moncton CAN 19 – 25 July 2010 44 168 43
2012 Barcelona ESP 10 – 15 July 2012 44 159 43
2014 Eugene USA 22 – 27 July 2014 44 165 40
2016 Bydgoszcz POL 19 – 24 July 2016 44 161 47
2018 Tampere FIN 10 – 15 July 2018 44 170 43
2021 Nairobi KEN 18 – 22 August 2021 45 169 36

Medal table

Pos Country 🥇 Gold 🥈 Silver 🥉 Bronze Total
1 United States USA 107 81 59 247
2 Kenya KEN 86 67 48 201
3 Russia RUS 43 32 26 101
4 Ethiopia ETH 40 38 32 110
5 China CHN 39 43 33 115
6 Germany GER 35 40 41 116
7 Jamaica JAM 30 45 39 114
8 Great Britain GBR 30 26 35 91
9 Cuba CUB 29 31 24 84
10 Soviet Union URS 22 18 27 67
11 East Germany GDR 22 10 18 50
12 Romania ROU 21 18 15 54
13 South Africa RSA 19 16 15 50
14 France FRA 15 17 18 50
15 Nigeria NGR 14 13 10 37
16 Australia AUS 13 24 25 62
17 Finland FIN 12 11 15 38
18 Bulgaria BUL 12 5 7 24
19 Sweden SWE 11 10 8 29
20 Poland POL 10 17 19 46
21 Qatar QAT 9 5 5 19
22 Belarus BLR 8 12 15 35
23 Ukraine UKR 8 9 13 30
24 Czech Republic CZE 8 4 4 16
25 Trinidad and Tobago TTO 7 3 7 17
26 Croatia CRO 7 2 4 13
27 Japan JPN 6 14 29 49
28 Mexico MEX 6 3 1 10
29 Spain ESP 5 15 8 28
30 Italy ITA 5 6 11 22
31 Netherlands NED 5 4 12 21
32 Hungary HUN 4 12 6 22
33 Uganda UGA 4 3 7 14
34 Brazil BRA 4 2 9 15
35 Botswana BOT 4 2 2 8
= Estonia EST 4 2 2 8
37 Bahamas BAH 4 0 5 9
= New Zealand NZL 4 0 5 9
39 Canada CAN 3 6 10 19
40 Norway NOR 3 6 3 12
41 Switzerland SUI 3 5 6 14
42 Latvia LAT 3 4 2 9
43 Morocco MAR 3 3 15 21
44 Uzbekistan UZB 3 0 1 4
45 Greece GRE 2 6 7 15
46 Turkey TUR 2 4 4 10
47 Bahrain BRN 2 3 6 11
48 Algeria ALG 2 3 1 6
49 Lithuania LTU 2 3 0 5
50 India IND 2 2 3 7
= Serbia SRB 2 2 3 7
52 Sudan SUD 2 1 1 4
53 Neutral Participant NEU 2 1 0 3
54 Republic of Moldova MDA 2 0 2 4
55 Montenegro MNE 2 0 0 2
56 Ecuador ECU 1 4 3 8
57 Argentina ARG 1 3 0 4
= Namibia NAM 1 3 0 4
59 Belgium BEL 1 2 5 8
60 Slovakia SVK 1 2 4 7
61 Colombia COL 1 2 3 6
= Portugal POR 1 2 3 6
63 Saudi Arabia KSA 1 2 2 5
= Yugoslavia YUG 1 2 2 5
65 Slovenia SLO 1 2 0 3
66 Grenada GRN 1 1 2 4
67 Chile CHI 1 1 1 3
68 Austria AUT 1 1 0 2
= Iran IRI 1 1 0 2
= Israel ISR 1 1 0 2
71 Barbados BAR 1 0 1 2
= Peru PER 1 0 1 2
73 Dominican Republic DOM 1 0 0 1
= Indonesia INA 1 0 0 1
= Turks and Caicos Islands TKS 1 0 0 1
76 Tanzania TAN 0 4 2 6
77 Ireland IRL 0 4 0 4
78 Czechoslovakia TCH 0 3 1 4
= Egypt EGY 0 3 1 4
= Eritrea ERI 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 Ghana GHA 0 0 2 2
= Zimbabwe ZIM 0 0 2 2
98 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
= Cyprus CYP 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