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Polish athletics legend, triple Olympic gold medallist in sprint Irena Szewinska visited Donetsk as a guest of the IAAF World Youth Championship. Mrs Szewinska, who is now a member of IAAF Council, commented of what she witnessed at the event.
"I'm sure the 2013 IAAF World Youth Championship in Donetsk has been fantastic both in terms of organization and competitions.
I know that Sergey Bubka has been a main inspiration of the organization team. He has proved once again that he is capable to bring success to every activity he takes on. I've also seen more than once how Sergey inspires young people. He is a real role model for athletes all over the world including young athletes who came to his native city of Donetsk to perform so well at the IAAF World Youth Championship".
IAAF World Youth Championship concluded in Donetsk, Ukraine, on Sunday, July 14th. The record number of U18 athletes took part in the competitions. 746 new Personal Bests were set which which means that a half of participants produced their personnal record performances.