Luvo Manyonga's 8.47m leap surprised his coach!


Manyonga_Luvo-Brussells16.jpgLuvo Manyonga, photo by

BRUSSELS (BEL): Luvo Manyonga's coach Neil Cornelius was surprised by his pupil's performance in the Brussels Diamond League where he went out to 8.48m, informs Super Sport. "I was already excited when Luvo jumped 8.28 metres with his second attempt. To be quite honest, I never expected him to jump farther than 8.40 metres. We have hardly been able to do any proper training after he won the silver medal at the Olympic Games in Rio because he was kept so busy doing media interviews," he said. Manyonga came within two centimetres of the South African record held by Godfrey Mokoena.

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