• Tajay Gayle Takes Historic Long Jump Gold for Jamaica at Doha World Championships

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Jamaica's Tajay Gayle delivers historic long jump vicotry for Jamiaca at World championships gold in Doha, Qatar.

With numerous gold medals in the track events, Jamaican athletes have never won a gold medal in the field events at World championships until today. Tajay Gayle jumped a new national record and World lead at 8.69m to win gold at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics in Doha on Saturday (28).

After 8.46m in round one, Tajay Gayle sailed to a world-leading, #10 all-time and national record 8.69m in round four to secure the first-ever field event gold for Jamaica.

Olympic champion Jeff Henderson of the USA was second with 8.39m leap while pre-meet gold medal favorite Cuba's 23-year-old Juan Miguel Echevarria concluded the podium with an 8.34m effort.

Gayle broke James Beckford’s 22-year-old national record of 8.62 and pushed Cuba's Echevarria outside of the men's top 10 all-time lists.

Men's long jump final results |

POS ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK WIND DETAIL
1 Tajay GAYLE JAM 8.69 +0.5 WL
2 Jeff HENDERSON USA 8.39 -0.1 SB
3 Juan Miguel ECHEVARRÍA CUB 8.34 +0.1
4 Luvo MANYONGA RSA 8.28 -0.1
5 Ruswahl SAMAAI RSA 8.23 -0.3 SB
6 Jianan WANG CHN 8.20 0.0 SB
7 Eusebio CÁCERES ESP 8.01 -0.4
8 Yuki HASHIOKA JPN 7.97 -0.2
9 Thobias MONTLER SWE 7.96 0.0
10 Miltiadis TENTOGLOU GRE 7.79 -0.2
11 Shoutarou SHIROYAMA JPN 7.77 +0.2
Steffin MCCARTER USA NM

World All Time List
 
Position Name Mark Wind
1 Mike Powell 8.95 0.3 WR USA
2 Bob Beamon 8.90A 2.0   USA
3 Carl Lewis 8.87 -0.2 USA
4 Robert Emmiyan 8.86A 1.9 AR AUR ARM
5 Larry Myricks 8.74 1.4 USA
5 Erick Walder 8.74A 2.0   USA
5 Dwight Phillips 8.74 1.2 USA
8 Irving Saladino 8.73 1.2 AR PAN
9 Iván Pedroso 8.71 1.9 AR CUB
10 Tajay Gayle 6.69 0.5 NR JAM
11 Juan Miguel Echevarría 8.68 1.7   CUB
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