17 JUL 2014 Preview Eugene, USA

Men’s triple jump preview – IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014

Lazaro Martinez, winner of the triple jump at the 2013 World Youth Championships (Getty Images)Lazaro Martinez, winner of the triple jump at the 2013 World Youth Championships (Getty Images) © Copyright

At 16, Lazaro Martinez has been a sensation this year, setting a world youth best of 17.24m, which opened doors to a three fine IAAF Diamond League performances.

With his best mark this year being almost a metre farther than his rivals, the world youth champion is expected to become the fifth Cuban to win the world junior title.

Germany’s Max Hess, Surinam’s Miguel Van Assen, China’s world youth silver medallist Fang Yaoqing and Armenia’s Levon Aghasyan should fight for the two other medal spots.

Javier Clavelo Robinson for the IAAF