17 JUL 2014 Preview Eugene, USA

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

Sofi Flinck of Sweden celebrates after winning the gold medal during the Women's Javaline Throw final on the day two of the 14th IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona 11 July 2012 (Getty Images)Sofi Flinck of Sweden celebrates after winning the gold medal during the Women's Javaline Throw final on the day two of the 14th IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona 11 July 2012 (Getty Images) © Copyright

Sweden’s Sofi Flink is the defending champion and has bested 58 metres twice this year, the only junior woman to reach that far in 2014.

The 19-year-old has a PB of 61.96m – a senior national record – set when qualifying for last year’s World Championships final, where she went on to finish a respectable 10th.

Croatia’s Sara Kolak has a 57.79m mark to lead the rest of the field, but notice must be given to Australia’s world youth champion Mackenzie Little, who stands third on this year’s world junior lists with a 57.60m throw.

Parker Morse for the IAAF

Women's Javelin Throw Event timing

Previous Champion

Competitor Nat Date
Sofi Flink SWE SWE 11 JUL 2012
Competitor Mark Nat Venue Date
Vira Rebryk 63.01 UKR UKR Bydgoszcz 10 JUL 2008

2014 Best

Pos Competitor Nat Mark
1 Marcelina Witek POL POL 61.24
2 Sofi Flink SWE SWE 58.44
3 Kiho Kuze JPN JPN 57.97
4 Sara Kolak CRO CRO 57.79
5 Mackenzie Little AUS AUS 57.60