Tajay Gayle wins men's long jump title at Doha 2019 --- Velocity Fest

World long jump champion Tajay Gayle continued his good form. At Saturday’s (18 July) Velocity Fest held at Jamaica College, Gayle won the men’s long jump with a leap of 8.13m against a -0.6m/s wind.

Gayle shocked the world last year when he won the long jump title in Doha.

The 23-year-old jumper opened with 7.86m, which were followed by 8.07m, foul, 8.13m, foul and closed with 8.12m (-1.3m/s wind).

Gayle became an 8-metre jumper in 2017, improving from 7.54. He won the world title with 8.69m. Gayle finished fourth at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and took the silver medal at the 2018 NACAC Championships.

Domon Williams finished behind Gayle on Saturday with 7.24m and Joseph Ramie, third with 7.16m.

Ramone Bailey was the fourth jumper with 7.05m.

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By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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