Joel Johnson and Adrian Curry will be the first two athletes to compete for The Bahamas as the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) Under-20 Championships begin today in Tampere, Finland.
Both athletes will be competing in the opening heats of the boys’ 100-metres (m). Curry will compete in heat one out of lane seven, while Johnson runs in heat six out of lane one.
Johnson is the reigning CARIFTA silver medalist in the under-20 boys 200. This past April in New Providence, Johnson won the under-20 boys’ 100 in 10.31 seconds, while Curry was second in 10.43 seconds.
Joining Johnson and Curry in Finland are Jaide Knowles (100 and 200), Kayvon Stubbs (200), Charisma Taylor (triple jump), Corey Sherod (400) Oscar Smith and Denvaughn Whymns (110m hurdles) Branson Rolle (400) and Jyles Etienne (high jump).