Tajay Gayle wins Men’s Long Jump At World Championships

 

Tajay Gayle hands Jamaica our first long jump win at the IAAF World Championships at the 2019 games in Doha, Qatar. Gayle has posted a world leading distance on Saturday, September 28.

After a Personal Best (PB) of 8.46 metres in the opening round, he obliterated his new PB in his fourth attempt with a stunning world lead of 8.69, the 10th best in history.

Of all the possible contenders for the gold, not many thought it would be the 23-year-old after he squeezed into the final with a jump of 7.78. Jeff Henderson of the Unites States (8.39) and pre-event favorite Cuban Long Jumper Juan Miguel Echhevarria (8.34m) took silver and bronze respectively.

 

Vaughn Thorpe

 

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