Martin Marković is an exceptional thrower from Croatia. Couple of weeks ago Throwholics already announced his new world leading throw of 67.47m. A few days ago at the National Junior Championships in Varaždin, Croatia, Martin further improved his world leading mark with another personal best of 68.48m.
The National Junior Championships in Croatia were quite promising for the U20 discus event. The current world leader Martin Marković underlined his great shape with six throws beyond the 64m mark. He opened the competition with 64.47m, improved further to 64.58m in round two and broke the 66m barrier in round three.
During his last three attempts Martin did not relax on the massive lead he had in the competition and smashed a new world leading mark, national record and personal best in round four. This massive throw was measured 68.48m (224′ 8″) which puts him second in the World Junior Alltime Top list. His last attempt of 67.59m (221′ 9″)was also above the previous national record and world lead thrown by Martin in May.
The only U20 discus thrower who has thrown further than Martin is Mykyta Nesterenko. He heaved the 1.75kg implement 70.13m (230′ 1″) in Halle, Germany May 2008. Martin is now getting really close to that massive world record and Throwholics wishes Martin all the best to achieve it.
Unfortunately, there is not U20 World Championships this season. It would have been great to see Martin throw against Matthew Denny (Australia) who threw also a massive 66m back in May. The U20 discus trio is completed with the German Henning Prüfer who threw 65.03m (213′ 4″) so far. Martin and Henning will face each other at the upcoming U20 European Championships.
Martin is also the current leader for the 2kg implement for he throwers U20. He threw the senior discus to incredible 62.43m in Split on 8th of March. The Australian Matthew Denny is just a few centimeters behind him though.