Matija Muhar in the boys' Javelin Throw at the IAAF World Youth Championships 2013 (Getty Images) © Copyright
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Men’s javelin preview – IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014

After a 20-year drought, world leader Matija Muhar is aiming to become the second Slovenian to win a global junior title. He already savoured gold on the world stage last year at the World Youth Championships.

Peter Kriel of South Africa wants to spoil a Slovenian party at Hayward Field and join his countryman Marius Corbett, who took the javelin junior title 20 years ago.

Romania’s Raul Rusu, Hungary’s world youth runner-up Norbert Rivasz-Toth, Latvia’s Gatis Cakss and Belgium’s Jarne Duchateau should also be in the mix for the medals.

Javier Clavelo Robinson for the IAAF