Luvo Manyonga, gold medalist, Long Jump, photo by PhotoRun.net
Christian Taylor, gold medal, Triple Jump, photo by PhotoRun.net
100 000 for WR
TIGNES (RSA): World champion Luvo Manyonga will reportedly try and break the world long jump record of 8.95m at altitude in Tignes, France on Wednesday, informs Super Sport. “We have planned for the world record attempt. Karen Gibbs (physiotherapist) has been helping Luvo with special breathing exercises to prepare him from competing at 3 000 metres. We also made provision for special thermal clothing should it be really cold in the mountains,” said his coach Neil Cornelius. “Competing at such a high altitude certainly creates its unique challenges. For example, I know that Luvo is going to be much faster in his approach than normal, so we will have to make certain adaptions to it to compromise for the extra speed.” The competition is scheduled due to altitude of 3000 m for midday time. In triple jump Christian Taylor and Will Claye will try to improve the World record also. The bonus for WR is 100 000 Euro.
Will Claye, silver medalist, Triple Jump, photo by PhotoRun.net