17 JUL 2014 Preview Eugene, USA

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

Long jumper Wang Jianan in action at the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival (David Tarbotton)Long jumper Wang Jianan in action at the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival (David Tarbotton) © Copyright

World junior leader Wang Jianan of China and US junior champion Travonn White want to leave their mark in Eugene as their countrymen have in past editions of the World Junior Championships.

Jianan has a best this year of 8.10m, while White isn’t far behind with his recent PB of 8.04m.

China’s 2012 world junior finalist Lin Qing is ready to rise to the occasion, having jumped 7.99m this year, as well as Duwayne Boer of South Africa and Nat Moore competing on home soil.

Fresh Barbados junior record-holder Shamar Rock and Brazil’s Lucas Marcelino dos Santos should also feature in the fight for the podium.

Javier Clavelo Robinson for the IAAF

Men's Long Jump Event timing

Previous Champion

Competitor Nat Date
Sergey Morgunov RUS RUS 11 JUL 2012
Competitor Mark Nat Venue Date
James Stallworth 8.20 USA USA Plovdiv 09 AUG 1990

2014 Best

Pos Competitor Nat Mark
1 Jianan Wang CHN CHN 8.10
2 Travonn White USA USA 8.04
3 Qing Lin CHN CHN 7.99
4 Duwayne Boer RSA RSA 7.89
5 Nathaniel Moore USA USA 7.84