• Echevarría Improves Long Jump World Lead to 6.68m
» Sunday, 01 July 2018
Article source: Athletics
The 19-year-old Cuban long jump sensation Juan Miguel Echevarría beat his own World lead and personal best (under legal weather conditions) on Saturday at the 25th International Long Jump competition in Bad Langelsalsa, Germany on Saturday, June 30. (See Video Below)
Echevarría in round 4 leaped 8.68m (wind +1.7m/s) defeating the reigning World champion Luvo Manyonga of South Africa who took second place in the competition with 8.42m jump. Manyonga's compatriots Rushwahl Sammaai (8.40m) and Zarck Visser (8.40m) took third and fourth place respectively.