Enfield and Haringey Athletics Club's Chris Kandu has been selected for the IAAF Junior World Championships

Kandu selected for IAAF Junior World Championships

Kandu selected for IAAF Junior World Championships

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Enfield and Haringey Athletics Club high jumper Chris Kandu has been selected to represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the IAAF World Junior Championships next month.

The 18-year-old from Enfield Grammar is one of 18 automatic selections for the championships, which will be held in Oregon, USA between July 22 and 27.

Kandu has recorded his personal best height of 2.24m at Bedford earlier this month, trumping his previous best by two centimetres.

As a result, Kandu is currently ranked number one in the Under-20 high jump, with his personal best some 11 centimetres ahead of Joshuah Hill in second.

In March, Kandu jumped 2.22m at the England Athletics Indoor Championships in Sheffield - a qualifying jump height for next month's championships.

The teenager continued his preparations for the World Junior Championships by finishing joint-fourth at the British Championships in Birmingham on Sunday.

Kandu and Martyn Bernard tied for fourth with a height of 2.20m, having set the height with his third try. The Enfield jumper attempted 2.24m but was unable to par his personal best.

The British Championships also served as a qualifier for the European Championships in Zurich, Switzerland in August, with the top two athletes in each event automatically securing their place.

Kandu will have to wait until July 15 to discover whether he has been selected for the European Championships or not but in reaching a height of 2.24m, he has bettered the high jump qualification standard of 2.11m.

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