The iF3 is expanding its Junior World Championships to include more athletes and a new division. After a successful first in person Junior World Championships in Norrköping, Sweden last year, the event will move to Moscow, Russia August 26-28th.
While the event will still be held in conjunction with the iF3 World Championships, National Federations will be awarded additional quota places and an entirely new age group will be added.
Each iF3 National Federation will now be allowed to enter up to 3 boys and 3 girls in the individual 13-14, 15-16, and 17-18 age groups. Additionally, a new 19-20 age group will be added. While athletes are not allowed to compete “up” or “down” in a Junior age category that does not match their true age, athletes in any age group are eligible to compete In the Senior level competition at the iF3 World Championships should they qualify and demonstrate the physically and emotional maturity to compete at the elite level. As both the Junior World Championships and the World Championships take place at the same time any athletes who qualify for both events will have to select either the Junior or Senior event to compete in.