Maria Fernanda Murillo, winner of the high jump at the South American Youth Championships (Diego Sinisterra / organisers) © Copyright
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39 athletes will represent Colombia at IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015

Host nation Colombia will field 39 athletes at the IAAF World Youth Championships, Cali 2015, its largest ever contingent for the global under-18 competition.

As the host nation, Colombia is entitled to select one athlete in each event, regardless of whether the qualification standard has been achieved. But of the 39 athletes on the team, 24 have met the qualifying standards in their respective events.

South American youth champions Maria Fernanda Murillo and Johana Patricia Arrieta are among the country’s best hopes of a medal in the high jump and 800m respectively.

Triple jumper Leydi Marcela Cuesta and race walker Maria Fernanda Montoya are also expected to perform well.

IAAF

Colombian team for Cali 2015

BOYS
100m:
Nicolas Thompson, Jerson Yesid Viafara
200m: Nicolas Thompson, Jerson Yesid Viafara
400m: Anthony Zambrano, Rodrigo Lagares, Andres Hernandez
1500m: Santiago Hernandez
3000m: Francisco Albarracin, Cristian Moreno
2000m steeplechase: Jose Obando
110m hurdles: Diego Alejandro Vivas
400m hurdles: Juan Camilo Duran
Pole vault: Henry David Viafara
Long jump: Yeimer Palacios
Triple jump: Johnny Quintana
Shot: Luis Arley Cordoba
Discus: Nilson Rivas
Javelin: Luis Alejandro Leon
10,000m race walk: Cesar Alberto Herrera, Juan David Jimenez

GIRLS
100m:
Angelica Gamboa Caicedo, Rosa Isela Ruiz Villamil
200m: Angelica Gamboa Caicedo
400m: Jarly Camila Marin
800m: Johana Patricia Arrieta
1500m: Marysofia Pinilla Barco
3000m: Martha Jazmin Guerrero
2000m steeplechase: Maria Paula Guerrero Mora, Camila Alejandra Parra
100m hurdles: Damaris Palomeque Murillo, Dayana Liseth Ramos Milanes
400m hurdles: Sofia Diaz Moreno
High jump: Maria Fernanda Murillo Duar
Pole vault: Paula Andrea Arellano
Long jump: Laura Zuleta Amezquita
Triple jump: Leydi Marcela Cuesta
Shot: Yosiris Cordoba Mosquera
Hammer: Juliana Quinones
Javelin: Gisett Brixbany Ortiz
Heptathlon: Damaris Palomeque Murillo
5000m race walk: Lina Geraldine Bolivar, Maria Fernanda Montoya