Juniors is an age group in sport . In many sports it describes the athletes between the ages of 16 and 18 years. For moving up to a higher age group, the year of birth is usually decisive , not the completed year of life .
In many sports, the junior class corresponds to the international category U19 , which includes all athletes who are younger than 19 years of age due to their birth year, but not class U17 (in some sports, e.g. in cycling, also as youth , earlier B- Youth ) who are athletes under 17 years of age.
Separate German championships as well as world and European championships are held for juniors .
Juniors in fencing
In fencing , 17 to 19 year olds are classified as “juniors”.
Juniors in athletics
In athletics, according to the rules of the International Athletics Association, IAAF, athletes are members who are 18 or 19 years old on December 31 of the competition year. According to the rules of the German Athletics Association (DLV), juniors are athletes who are between 20 and 22 years old.
The IAAF holds 53 junior world records , 26 for men and 27 for women.
Juniors in cycling
In cycling , the junior class corresponds to the international U19 category (see above). The designations juniors and U19s replaced the old designation A-Jugend in cycling in the 80s . This age grouping is carried out in Germany by the Bund Deutscher Radfahrer (BDR) and internationally by the UCI . See also driver categories in cycling . The winner of the U19 cycle race - Around Sebnitz 2018 was Hannah Ludwig.
Juniors in US college sports
In American education, a junior is a student who is in the third year of study at a high school or in an undergraduate program at a university . The term has also caught on in high school and college sports for athletes in their third year. In the first year of study the title is freshman , in the second sophomore and in the fourth senior .