Braian Toledo of Argentina at the 2009 South American Junior Championships (CBAt) © Copyright
Toledo, born in Marcos Paz on 8 September 1993, some 60km west of Buenos Aires, unleashed the mark on his first attempt, and then he passed the remaining five throws.
“I had felt very good at my latest training sessions, thinking I could reach 80m, but I never imagined I could get that far,” said Toledo after his first competition of 2010.
The athlete coached by Gustavo Osorio also improved the South American U-18 record set by Brazilian Júlio César de Oliveira with 81.16, when he won the Third IAAF World Youth Championships in Sherbrooke, Canada, on 11 July 2003. Toledo’s previous NYR was 79.25m, achieved in Córdoba, Argentina, on 11 October 2009.
In 2009, to top the bronze obtained at the IAAF World Youth Championships, Toledo added the Pan-American Junior title in Trinidad and Tobago, and a silver medal at the South American Junior Championships in Brazil to his collection.
At the Pan-Am Juniors, in Port-of-Spain on 31 July, Toledo had already set the best-ever performance with the 800g implement for a 15 year-old, with 69.84m.
Eduardo Biscayart for the IAAF