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8 meters 66! Cuban long jumper Echevarria puts best lead performance down

Juan Miguel Echevarria on Wednesday at the IAAF World Challenge in Ostrava, Czech republic for the world year best ensured in the long jump. The nineteen-year-old Cuban, on his third attempt, a jump of 8m66 on the tables.

Thus blotted out Echevarria the referentiesprong of the South African Luvo Manyonga. The world champion realized on 31 may in Rome, a jump of 8m58. In Ostrava was Manyonga with 8m31 second. The third place was for the South African Rushwahl Samaai (8m15).

The 19-year-old Echevarria did Sunday, all sense of awe at the Diamond League meeting in Stockholm. He jumped 8m83 far and approached the 17-year-old world record of the American Mike Powell (8m95). The wind played recordspelbreker for Echevarria. With 2.1 metres tailwinds per second, the attempt is not. The limit is set at 2m/s.

The American Justin Gatlin ran in 10.03 to victory in the 100m. In the final number if the Dutch Daphne Schippers cheer. She walked with 22.52 the fastest time in the 200m.

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