Tajay Gayle wins in Doha 2019

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DOHA, Qatar – Tajay Gayle is over the moon after his shocking long jump gold medal performance on Saturday (28 Sept) at the 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019.

Gayle, who went into the final as the 12th best qualifier after Friday’s opening round, put things together and was off to a fantastic start. He opened with 8.46m and killed his challengers with 8.69m.

“I changed only one thing today, and that was the run-up. Words can’t explain how I am feeling right now,” he said.

Gayle, the first Jamaican to win the event at this level, beat the Jamaican record of 8.62m set by James Beckford 22 years ago.

American Jeff Henderson (8.39m) and Cuba’s Juan Miguel Echevarria (8.34m) were the silver and bronze medal winners.

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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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