17 JUL 2014 Preview Eugene, USA

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

Reka Gyuratz of Hungary on her way to gold in the hammer at the 2013 World Youth Championships (Getty Images)Reka Gyuratz of Hungary on her way to gold in the hammer at the 2013 World Youth Championships (Getty Images) © Copyright

Ukraine’s Alona Shamotina is the leading junior women’s hammer thrower of 2014 with the top two marks and a third in the top ten, her 68.43m throw well away from the rest.

At 67.32m, however, Hungary’s world youth champion Reka Gyuratz is no slouch; she has four of the top ten marks this year, and is also entered in the discus.

Elana Korosidou of Greece also has two marks in the top ten, the best a 65.34m effort that makes her the third best this year.

Parker Morse for the IAAF

Women's Hammer Throw Event timing

Previous Champion

Competitor Nat Date
Alexandra Tavernier FRA FRA 14 JUL 2012
Competitor Mark Nat Venue Date
Alexandra Tavernier 70.62 FRA FRA Barcelona (Olympic Stadium) 14 JUL 2012

2014 Best

Pos Competitor Nat Mark
1 Al'ona Shamotina UKR UKR 68.43
2 Réka Gyurátz HUN HUN 67.32
3 Iliána Korosídou GRE GRE 65.34
4 Zsófia Bácskay HUN HUN 64.79
5 Katarzyna Furmanek POL POL 63.94