17 JUL 2014 Preview Eugene, USA

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

Qatar's Ashraf Amgad Elseify in action in the hammer (Getty Images)Qatar's Ashraf Amgad Elseify in action in the hammer (Getty Images) © Copyright

World junior record-holder and world leader Ashraf Amjad Al-Saifi wants to become the first man to win back-to-back world junior titles in the hammer.

The Qatari, who has thrown 84.66m this year, will encounter his closest rival from two years ago, Hungary’s Bence Pasztor, the other athlete to have thrown farther than 80 metres this year.

Croatia’s world youth champion Matija Greguric, Hungary’s Bence Halasz, Iceland’s Hilmar Orn Jonsson, Russia’s Ilya Terentyev and Argentina’s Joaquin Gomez will also be in hot contention for the medals.

Third at the 2013 World Youth Championships, Australia’s Matt Deny will also double in the discus.

Javier Clavelo Robinson for the IAAF

Men's Hammer Throw (6kg) Event timing

Previous Champion

Competitor Nat Date
Ashraf Amgad Elseify QAT QAT 14 JUL 2012
Competitor Mark Nat Venue Date
Ashraf Amgad Elseify 85.57 QAT QAT Barcelona (Olympic Stadium) 14 JUL 2012

2014 Best

Pos Competitor Nat Mark
1 Ashraf Amgad Elseify QAT QAT 84.71
2 Bence Pásztor HUN HUN 80.29
3 Ilya Terentyev RUS RUS 78.23
4 Igor Evseev RUS RUS 77.85
5 Maksim Mitskou BLR BLR 77.34