17 JUL 2014 Preview Eugene, USA

Men’s discus preview – IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014

Henning Prufer in the boys' Discus Throw at the IAAF World Youth Championships 2013 (Getty Images)Henning Prufer in the boys' Discus Throw at the IAAF World Youth Championships 2013 (Getty Images) © Copyright

Norwegian junior record-holder Sven Martin Skagestad leads the charge with a world-leading 65.66m. He is looking to become the third Norwegian to claim the highest place on the podium in the history of the IAAF World Junior Championships and the first man in 20 years.

Martin Markovic, who has thrown 65.35m this year, also wants to give Croatia its first global junior crown in eight years.

Australia’s world youth champion Matt Denny is looking to repeat the same success at Hayward Field after his area record of 63.66m. Germany’s double world youth silver medallist Henning Prufer will once again be doubling up in the shot and discus and will be a medal contender in both.

Javier Clavelo Robinson for the IAAF

Men's Discus Throw (1.750kg) Event timing

Previous Champion

Competitor Nat Date
Fedrick Dacres JAM JAM 12 JUL 2012
Competitor Mark Nat Venue Date
Margus Hunt 67.32 EST EST Beijing (Chaoyang Sport Center) 16 AUG 2006

2014 Best

Pos Competitor Nat Mark
1 Martin Markovic CRO CRO 66.94
2 Matthew Denny AUS AUS 66.81
3 Sven Martin Skagestad NOR NOR 65.66
4 Henning Prüfer GER GER 64.18
5 Domantas Poška LTU LTU 63.83