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Qualifying Standards


Events Standards
100m 10.4/10.64
200m 21.3/21.54
400m 47.8/47.94
800m 1:51.00
1500m 3:48.00
5000m 14:15.00/8:15.00
10,000m 31:00.00
3000m Steeplechase 9:10.00
110m Hurdles 14.4 (1.067m) or 14.0 (0.995m)/
14.64(1.067m) or 14.24(0.995m)
400m Hurdles 53.2/53.34
10,000m Race Walk 44:05.00
4x100m Relay No Standard
4x400m Relay No Standard
Decathlon (Junior) 6875 (1.067m; 7.26kg SP; 2kg DT) or 7050 (1.067m; 6kg SP; 1.75kg DT 05) or 7090 (0.995m; 6kg SP; 1.75kg DT 06)
High Jump 2.14
Pole Vault 5.05
Long Jump 7.50
Triple Jump 15.60
Shot Put 18.00 (6kg) or 16.30 (7.26kg)
Discus 54.00 (1.75kg) or 50.50 (2kg)
Hammer 66.00 (6kg) or 60.00 (7.26kg)
Javelin 66.50


Events Standards
100m 11.7/11.94
200m 24.3/24.54
400m 55.1/55.24
800m 2:09.00
1500m 4:28.00
3000m 9:35.00
5000m 16:30.00
3000m Steeplechase 11:00.00
100m Hurdles 13.9/14.4
400m Hurdles 60.5/60.64
10,000m Race Walk 50:55.00
4x100m Relay No Standard
4x400m Relay No Standard
Heptathlon 5150
High Jump 1.80
Pole Vault 3.95
Long Jump 6.10
Triple Jump 12.90
Shot Put 14.60
Discus 47.50
Hammer 55.00
Javelin 49.50

Entry Rules

  • A maximum of two athletes from any one Member can compete in each event (with the exception of relays).
  • Three athletes can initially be entered per event, provided each has achieved the Entry Standard, but only two will be allowed to compete.
  • Members who have no male and/or no female qualified athletes whom they wish to enter may enter one unqualified male athlete and/or one female athlete in one event of the Championships (except the Combined events, 10,000m, 3000m Steeplechase and 5000m Women).
  • Member Federations who have no male and/or no female qualified athlete but whose best athlete excels in a field event, may submit to the IAAF, by the time of the Preliminary Entry deadline, the name(s) of their athlete(s) plus performance(s) they would like to enter in the field events. The Technical Delegates will make the final decision and, to do so, may seek the opinion of the relevant Area Association.
  • If the host country of the World Junior Championships does not have an athlete qualified in an event, it may enter one athlete in these events regardless of entry standard.

Conditions for Validity of Performances

  • All performances must be achieved during the period 1 January 2009 to 5 July 2010.
  • All performances must be achieved during competitions organized or sanctioned by the IAAF, its Area Associations or its Member Federations. Thus, results achieved at school competitions must be certified by the Member Federation of the country in which the competition was organized.
  • Performances achieved in mixed events (between male and female participants), held completely in the stadium, may be accepted under specific circumstances and conditions (see rule 147).
  • Wind assisted performances (over 2m/sec) will not be accepted.
  • Indoor performances will be accepted.
  • For the running events of 400m and over, performances achieved on over-sized tracks will not be accepted.
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