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Finland names home team for IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018

Host nation Finland has selected 32 athletes for the IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere 2018 on 10-15 July.

The team features several European U20 medallists, including sprinter Samuel Purola, 400m hurdler Viivi Lehikoinen and javelin thrower Elina Kinnunen.

Finland will be hoping to add to their all-time World U20 Championships tally of 32 medals (eight gold, nine silver, 15 bronze). Three of those medals, all bronze, were won in Bydgoszcz two years ago.

Finnish team for Tampere

Men
100m: Riku Illukka, Samuel Purola
200m: Riku Illukka, Samuel Purola
3000m steeplechase: Wilho Hautala
110m hurdles: Jesse Vayrynen
400m hurdles: Vesa Kittila
Pole vault: Santtu Koskiaho
Triple jump: Iikka Alingue
Shot put: Eero Ahola, Arttu Korkeasalo
Discus: Eero Ahola
Hammer: Veikka Koskinen
Javelin: Teemu Narvi
Decathlon: Juuso Toivonen
4x100m: Konsta Alatupa, Riku Illukka, Tommi Makinen, Santeri Orn, Samuel Purola, Daniel Savolainen

Women
100m: Sara Francis
200m: Sara Francis
400m: Mette Baas
3000m: Astrid Snall
3000m steeplechase: Astrid Snall
100m hurdles: Saara Keskitalo
400m hurdles: Viivi Lehikoinen, Nea Mattila
Pole vault: Saga Andersson
Triple jump: Ada Koistinen
Shot put: Helena Leveelahti
Discus: Helene Leveelahti
Hammer: Kiira Vaananen
Javelin: Elina Kinnunen, Roosa Ylonen
Heptathlon: Sanni Pajasmaa
10,000m race walk: Anniina Kivimaki
4x400m: Mette Baas, Wilma Lassfolk, Viivi Lehikoinen, Nea Mattila, Veera Perala, Viola Westling