17 JUL 2014 Preview Eugene, USA

Women’s discus preview – IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014

Claudine Vita in the girls' Discus Throw Final at the IAAF World Youth Championships 2013 (Getty Images)Claudine Vita in the girls' Discus Throw Final at the IAAF World Youth Championships 2013 (Getty Images) © Copyright

USA’s Valerie Allman dominates the 2014 junior list with six of the top 10 marks, the best being 57.45m. She will be bidding to become the first ever US winner of this title.

Germany’s Claudine Vita and China’s Yan Liang, the silver medallists at the 2013 and 2011 World Youth Championships respectively, have both thrown beyond 56 metres this year.

Spain’s June Kintana and Brazil’s Izabela da Silva could also spring a surprise.

Parker Morse for the IAAF

Women's Discus Throw Event timing

Previous Champion

Competitor Nat Date
Anna Rüh GER GER 15 JUL 2012
Competitor Mark Nat Venue Date
Ilke Wyludda 68.24 GER GER Sudbury 31 JUL 1988

2014 Best

Pos Competitor Nat Mark
1 Izabela da Silva BRA BRA 58.03
2 Valarie Allman USA USA 57.45
3 Claudine Vita GER GER 56.98
4 Yan Liang CHN CHN 56.51
5 Navjeet Kaur Dhillon IND IND 56.36