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Matt Denny places fourth in World Junior Athletics Champs

THE fifth of six throws by Allora athlete Matt Denny secured him fourth place in the IAAF World Junior Athletics Championships in Eugene, United States, this morning Australian time.

Denny went into the final in second place after qualifying and started with a throw of 61.65m.

He fouled on throw 2 and then threw 58.98m, 58.47m, 62.73m and 60.10m to finish fourth.

The winner was the fastest qualifier, Martin Markovic, of Croatia.

Henning Prufer, of Germany, was second with 64.18m and Norway thrower Sven Skage third with a best of 63.21m.

Denny was almost a metre ahead of fifth-placed Ola Stunes Isene, of Norway, who threw 61.83m.

The second Australian in the final, Mitchell Cooper, was sixth with a best of 61.77m.

SATURDAY: ALLORA throwing star Matt Denny has qualified second for the final of the discus at the Junior World Athletics Championships in Eugene, United States.

His first round started at 4.15am (AEST) Saturday and Denny was the leading qualifier in group B with a throw of 62.38m with his first attempt.

With a throw of 59m or higher giving a thrower automatic qualification, Denny only threw once.

He was one of three throwers in the B group above 60m.

The fastest qualifier was in A group where only one athlete bettered 60m.

Croatia thrower Martin Markovic threw 63.71m in group A to lead the qualifiers into the final.

Ryan Njegovan (United States) was the second best in group A qualifying with 59.89m.

Denny's Australian teammate Martin Cooper threw 59.31m to qualify eight for the finals.

The final will be early tomorrow (AEST).

Denny was a world medallist at the youth worlds last year and has the chance to win his first junior international medal tomorrow.

He is the reigning Daily News/Warwick Daily News Junior Sports Star of the Year.

Topics:  discus matt denny



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