17 JUL 2014 Preview Eugene, USA

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

Konrad Bukowiecki in the boys' Shot Put at the IAAF World Youth Championships 2013 (Getty Images)Konrad Bukowiecki in the boys' Shot Put at the IAAF World Youth Championships 2013 (Getty Images) © Copyright

World junior leader Mustafa Amer Ahmed of Egypt wants to become the first African athlete to win a global junior title in the shot put. The 18-year-old threw a national junior record of 21.79m earlier this year to win the Arab junior title.

Polish junior record-holder Konrad Bukowiecki, two years younger than Ahmed, shares similar gold medal ambitions. After finishing fifth at last year’s World Youth Championships, the 17-year-old has improved with almost every competition, recently throwing a PB of 21.39m.

Braheme Days wants to put back the US on top of the global junior stage as Adam Nelson did 20 years ago.

Germany’s world youth champion Patrick Muller and his runner-up Henning Prufer want to replicate the same success in Eugene.

Javier Clavelo Robinson for the IAAF

Men's Shot Put (6kg) Event timing

Previous Champion

Competitor Nat Date
Jacko Gill NZL NZL 11 JUL 2012
Competitor Mark Nat Venue Date
Jacko Gill 22.20 NZL NZL Barcelona (Estadio Olímpico) 11 JUL 2012

2014 Best

Pos Competitor Nat Mark
1 Konrad Bukowiecki POL POL 22.06
2 Mostafa Amr Ahmed Ahmed Hassan EGY EGY 21.79
3 Braheme Days USA USA 21.16
4 Ahmed Sherif Adel Salem EGY EGY 20.54
5 Patrick Müller GER GER 20.51