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.