Florentina Marincu on her way to winning the long jump at the 2013 World Youth Championships (Getty Images) © Copyright
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Women’s long jump preview – IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014

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