ECCC Track & Field U20 video interviews and highlights

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World U20 800m finalist Gabriela Gajanova closed her season with victory at the ECCC Track & Field U20 in Castellon, Spain

Sport Lisboa e Benfica won the men’s title at the ECCC Track & Field U20 in Castellon, Spain on Saturday (15) afternoon.

Their charge to the title was helped in no small part by maximum points from Great Britain’s Bayley Campbell in the hammer. And despite being less than impressed with the wet conditions on offer, the 18-year-old just missed his lifetime best with his final round effort of 73.13m.

The world U20 finalist was supported in Castellon by his older brother Taylor, who finished fourth at the European U23 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland last year.

Sport Lisboa e Benfica won the overall title from Danish club Sparta AM despite amassing two more victories across the programme. Three of their seven victories came from 16-year-old Tazana Kamanga-Dyrbak who won the 100m, 200m and the 4x100m relay.

Kamanga-Dyrbak only took up the sport in November but he has already reached the 100m and 200m finals at the European U18 Championships in Gyor and has his sights sets on the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina next month.

His club-mate William Devantier achieved maximum points for Sparta AC in the 800m and finished fourth in the 3000m. Devantier represented Denmark at the 2018 World U20 Championships and he is looking to make the team for the European U20 Championships in Boras, Sweden next July.


AK Olymp Brno couldn't match the rampant Fenerbahce team in the overall standings in the women's division but Gabriela Gajanova concluded her breakthrough season with a commanding victory in the 800m. The 18-year-old finished fourth at the World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland before making her senior debut at the European Championships in Berlin last month.