Luvo Manyonga leaps African record LJ of 8.62 meters!

luvo manyongo photo by John mcgrath.jpgLuvo Manyonga, photo by John McGrath
RunBlogRun opines: Luvo Manyonga, the silver medalist from Rio wants to give the Long Jump world a message. Luvo leaped 8.46 meters just a few weeks ago, and now, he has taken the longest jump since 2009 (Dwight Phillips, 8.74m, Irving Saladino, 8.63m ), with his 8.62 meters (+1.2 mps) in Pretoria, South Africa, today, March 17. Can not wait to see Luvo jump against the rest of the world in London in August! We are looking for video of the jump to post on twitter. Watch for updates!
Manyonga 862 African record (EME News)
PRETORIA (RSA, Mar 17): Olympic long jump silver medalist Luvo Manyonga achieved superb 862 (+1.2) African record and World lead during regional Gauteng North Championships. It is also best mark in the event since 2009 when Dwight Phillips (874) and Irving Saladino (863) jumped more. In the series also twice 834 and once 829. Jabolane Ncamane won the 800 m in 1:47.94 and Cornel Fredericks fast 400 m hurdles 49.27 ahead of Constant Pretorius 49.57 and Leroux Hamman 49.98. Fast also in the U18 race (youth height) Sokwakhana Zazini 48.84 what is the best ever time in this category and hurdles height. Female hurdler Wenda Nel won the 200 m in 23.91 (-1.4).

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