Liu Zhekai in the javelin at the IAAF World U18 Championships Nairobi 2017 (Getty Images) © Copyright
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China names team for IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018

Four world U18 champions feature on China’s team for the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018 on 10-15 July.

One year on from striking gold in Nairobi, race walker Zhang Yao, javelin thrower Liu Zhekai, pole vaulter Niu Chunge and long jumper Gong Luying will all line up in Tampere in a bid to add to their medal collection.

China is one of the most successful nations in the history of the World U20 Championships, having earned 39 gold medals since the event began in 1986. One more gold medal in Tampere would make China just the fifth nation to win 40 medals or more at the World U20 Championships.

Chinese team for Tampere

Men
110m hurdles: Ning Xiaohan
400m hurdles: Fu Jiahao
Long jump: Zhang Zhanfei, Zhu Keqi
Triple jump: Lin Qinwei, Zhang Zhenfei
Discus: Wang Yuhan
Javelin: Liu Zhekai
10,000m race walk: Wang Zhaozhao, Zhang Yao

Women
100m: Feng Lulu
200m: Feng Lulu, Liang Nuo
400m: Liang Nuo, Zhou Yu
800m: Tan Jinlian
5000m: Zhao Yanli
3000m steeplechase: Tian Wanhua
100m hurdles: Lin Yuwei, Yu Jiaru
400m hurdles: Lan Tianlu, Mo Jiadie
High jump: Lu Jiawen
Pole vault: Niu Chunge, Wu Zuocheng
Long jump: Du Jiani, Gong Luying
Triple jump: Li Yu, Pan Youqi
Shot put: Zhang Linru
Discus: Yang Huanhuan, Yin Yuanyuan
Javelin: Dai Qianqian
Hammer: Huang Weilu, Zhou Mengyuan
10,000m race walk: Liu Yajing, Shi Yuxia
4x100m: Feng Lulu, Liang Nuo, Lin Yuwei, Yu Jiaru
4x400m: Lan Tianlu, Liang Nuo, Mo Jiadie, Zhou Yu