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Leading Contenders Men
Country Name Born Event (s) 98 Best P. Best-Yr
AUS BURGESS Paul 14/08/79 Pole Vault 5.6 5.60-98


Defending World Junior Champion - won in 96 with then personal best 5.35 at
age 17. Three times Australian under-20 champion. Has beaten 6.00 performer
Dmitriy Markov this year

CHN WANG Cheng 1980 Long Jump 8.16 8.16-98
Triple Jump 16.09 16.09-98

Set Asian junior long jump record in April. Equal 10th on all-time junior
long jump list

ESP MOLINA Juan 15/03/79 10,000m Walk 40:58.8 40:58.8-98

98 7-nations junior international winner. Sixth in 97 European Juniors

ETH

WOLDE Million

17/03/79

5000m

13:13.7

13:13.69-98


98 World Junior XC Champion after silver in 97. Fifteen second improvement
at 5000 in 98. Fell in 96 World Junior steeplechase final when set for a
medal. Helped pace Haile Gebrselassie's world records in Hengelo & Helsinki
this year

FIN

KARJALAINEN Olli-Pekka

07/03/80

Hammer Throw

73.96

73.96-98

97 European junior bronze medallist. Has the 3 longest throws by a junior
this year. 7th in 98 European Cup

FRA

DOMENECH Yann

17/03/79

Long Jump

8.05

8.05-98

97 European junior bronze medallist. Sixth at 96 World juniors. French
junior record holder

GBR

MALCOLM Christian

03/06/79

100m

10.17w10.44

10.17w-98, 10.24-97

200m

20.32w, 20.93

20.32w-98, 20.83-97

 
Reigning European Junior Champion at 200 & 4x100. Three times AAA Junior
200 Champion. Beat Jamie Baulch to win 98 Welsh senior 200 title. Cousin
Kevin Williams is also an international sprinter

GBR

MYERSCOUGH Carl

21/10/79

Shot Put

19.24

19.24-98

Discus Throw

60.18

60.18-98

British junior shot put record holder & former holder at discus throw.
Three times AAA junior shot put champion (twice at discus throw). 2.08
tall. Has 1.5 acre field at bottom of garden of parent's home in Blackpool,
complete with concrete throwing circle

GBR

UDECHUKU Emeka

10/07/79

Discus Throw

60.97

60.97-98

Shot Put

16.35

17.35-97

Reigning European Junior Discus Champion - won it in final round. 98 AAA
Junior Champion and British Universities Champion at Shot & Discus

GER

BÖRGELING Lars

1979

Pole Vault

5.62

5.62-98

Reigning European Junior Champion. Eigth in 96 World Juniors. German junior
record holder. Attended IAF   Masterclass   with Sergey Bubka this year

GRE

IAKOVAKIS Periklis

24/03/79

400m

46.65

46.49-97

400m Hurdles

50.22

50.22-98

97 European junior silver medallist at 400 individual & 4x400 relay. Great
improvement at 400 hurdles this year; from 51.6 to 50.22

HUN

KÖVAGO Zoltan

10/04/79

Discus Throw

60.12

60.12-98

97 European junior bronze medallist

JAM

BAILEY Roy

17/05/79

100m

10.38

10.38-98

200m

-

20.48-97

98 Central American 100 Champion. Broke Don Quarrie's Jamaican junior 200
record in 97. Attended this year's IAF   Masterclass   with Merlene Ottey

JAM

SLOWLY Steve

18/04/79

200m

20.99

20.95-97

98 Central American 200 Champion

JPN

MURAKAMI Yukifumi

23/12/79

Javelin Throw

73.62

76.54-97

97 Asian junior silver medallist

KEN

CHIRCHIR William

06/02/79

800m

01:45.2

1:45.2-98

Second in 98 Kenyan senior championships; by far the world's fastest junior
this year with 1:45.2 & 1:45.5, both at altitude. Second ranked junior in
world in 97 at 1500 (3:35.44)

KEN

KIPKURUI Benjamin

28/12/80

1500m

03:36.0

3:36.00-98

Reigning African Junior 800/1500 Champion. 1500 pb set this year is world
age-17 best

KOR

KIM Jae-da

21/09/79

400m

46.65

46.45-97

Reigning Asian Junior Champion. Second in 98 Korean senior championships

LAT

OLIJARS Stanislav

22/03/79

110m Hurdles

13.49

13.49-98

97 European junior silver medallist. 98 European Cup 1st League winner.
Mother-Ludmila is Latvian 100H record holder and advises World Championship
medallist Tony Jarrett

MAR

BERRIOUI Saïd

04/03/79

10,000m

27:31.0

27:31.00-98

97 World Championship finalist. Easily the world's fastest junior this
year; 3rd in Lille 10,000

PER

DEZA Alfredo

24/08/79

High Jump

2.23

2.23-98

South American Junior Champion & record holder

RSA

HADEBE Lucky

02/01/80

800m

01:46.9

1:46.87-98

Twice South African Junior Champion. 97 African Junior bronze medallist.
Won teenage race at this year's Bislett Games

RSA

LABUSCHAGNE Casper

28/06/79

High Jump

2.28

2.28-98

African senior & junior record holder. First year Business Communications
Student at Rand Afrikaans University in Johannesburg. Member of West Rand
Youth Choir

RSA

ROBBERTS Janus

10/03/79

Shot Put

20.39

20.39-98

Discus Throw

58.34

58.34-98

World junior shot put record holder, set this year. Reigning African Junior
Champion at shot & discus. 98 South African senior & junior champion.
Coach/father Robbie is a citrus farmer

RUS

BORZAKOVSKIY Yuriy

12/04/81

800m

01:47.7

1:47.71-98

98 World Youth Games winner

RUS

RASSKAZOV Roman

28/01/80

10,000m Walk

40:44.9

40:44.9-98

Russian Junior & Russian Winter Junior Champion with the two quickest times
of 98

SVK

KONOPKA Mikulas

23/01/79

Shot Put

19.69

19.69-98

97 European junior silver medallist. Fifth at 96 World juniors. Twin
brother Miloslav is a 70m hammer thrower and is also in team for Annecy

TRI

PIERRE Simon

12/03/79

400m

46.31

46.31-98

98 Central American junior champion (& 200 bronze)

USA

JENNINGS Gabe

25/01/79

1500m

03:40.5

3:40.54-98

5000m

13:57.3

13:57.28-98

97 Pan-American junior 1500 silver medallist. 98 US junior 1500/5000
Champion. 2nd in 98 NCAA 1500. Attends-Stanford University

VEN

COPLAN Esteban

12/10/79

Long Jump

7.82

7.82-98

Triple Jump

15.94

15.94-98

98 South American Junior & Venezuelan Junior Long & Triple Jump Champion




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