17 JUL 2014 Preview Eugene, USA

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

Florentina Marincu on her way to winning the long jump at the 2013 World Youth Championships (Getty Images)Florentina Marincu on her way to winning the long jump at the 2013 World Youth Championships (Getty Images) © Copyright

Romania’s Florentina Marincu, the world youth champion in both the long and triple jump, reached 6.71m in Bucharest in late June and is justifiably considered the favourite here.

If anyone is to upset her, however, watch Nigeria’s Ese Brume, who has the second and third best performances on the 2014 junior list at 6.68m and 6.60m.

Carifta Games 100m hurdles and long jump champion Akela Jones of Barbados has a 6.55m mark this year.

Parker Morse for the IAAF

Women's Long Jump Event timing

Previous Champion

Competitor Nat Date
Katarina Johnson-Thompson GBR GBR 13 JUL 2012
Competitor Mark Nat Venue Date
Fiona May 6.88 ITA ITA Sudbury 30 JUL 1988

2014 Best

Pos Competitor Nat Mark
1 Florentina Marincu ROU ROU 6.71
2 Ese Brume NGR NGR 6.68
3 Akela Jones BAR BAR 6.55
4 Teresa Carvalho POR POR 6.52
5 Yulimar Rojas VEN VEN 6.48