17 JUL 2014 Preview Eugene, USA

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

Matija Muhar in the boys' Javelin Throw at the IAAF World Youth Championships 2013 (Getty Images)Matija Muhar in the boys' Javelin Throw at the IAAF World Youth Championships 2013 (Getty Images) © Copyright

After a 20-year drought, world leader Matija Muhar is aiming to become the second Slovenian to win a global junior title. He already savoured gold on the world stage last year at the World Youth Championships.

Peter Kriel of South Africa wants to spoil a Slovenian party at Hayward Field and join his countryman Marius Corbett, who took the javelin junior title 20 years ago.

Romania’s Raul Rusu, Hungary’s world youth runner-up Norbert Rivasz-Toth, Latvia’s Gatis Cakss and Belgium’s Jarne Duchateau should also be in the mix for the medals.

Javier Clavelo Robinson for the IAAF

Men's Javelin Throw Event timing

Previous Champion

Competitor Nat Date
Keshorn Walcott TTO TTO 13 JUL 2012
Competitor Mark Nat Venue Date
John Robert Oosthuizen 83.07 RSA RSA Beijing (Chaoyang Sport Center) 19 AUG 2006

2014 Best

Pos Competitor Nat Mark
1 Sindri Gudmundsson ISL ISL 77.28
2 Matija Muhar SLO SLO 75.38
3 Andrian Mardare MDA MDA 74.46
4 Pieter Kriel RSA RSA 74.26
5 Shu Mori JPN JPN 74.20