17 JUL 2014 Preview Eugene, USA

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

Lazaro Martinez, winner of the triple jump at the 2013 World Youth Championships (Getty Images)Lazaro Martinez, winner of the triple jump at the 2013 World Youth Championships (Getty Images) © Copyright

At 16, Lazaro Martinez has been a sensation this year, setting a world youth best of 17.24m, which opened doors to a three fine IAAF Diamond League performances.

With his best mark this year being almost a metre farther than his rivals, the world youth champion is expected to become the fifth Cuban to win the world junior title.

Germany’s Max Hess, Surinam’s Miguel Van Assen, China’s world youth silver medallist Fang Yaoqing and Armenia’s Levon Aghasyan should fight for the two other medal spots.

Javier Clavelo Robinson for the IAAF

Men's Triple Jump Event timing

Previous Champion

Competitor Nat Date
Pedro Pablo Pichardo CUB CUB 15 JUL 2012
Competitor Mark Nat Venue Date
Yoelbi Quesada 17.04 CUB CUB Seoul 19 SEP 1992

2014 Best

Pos Competitor Nat Mark
1 Lázaro Martínez CUB CUB 17.24
2 Max Hess GER GER 16.55
3 Mateus de Sá BRA BRA 16.47
4 Andy Díaz CUB CUB 16.38
5 Miguel van Assen SUR SUR 16.33