Manyonga leaps 8.46m, Will Claye over Christian Taylor in chilly Tignes, France

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Manyonga 846, Claye beats Taylor
TIGNES (FRA, Aug 16): Jumping meet (and a athletics event in general) at the highest point ever (3000 m) saw on specially constructed runway Luvo Manyonga winning long jump with 846 (+2.0). Behind him Kafetien Gomis 822 (+2.2), Uruguya´s Emiliano Lasa 818 (+1.7), Jamaican Damian Forbes 806 (+1.6) and Olympic winner Jeff Henderson 790 (+2.3). In the triple jump Will Claye managed in last round to beat his main rival and World champion Christian Taylor 17.42 (+0.7) to 16.99 (+2.7). Third Alexis Copello 16.95 (+2.9) and fourth Cuban Cristian Napoles 16.92 (+3.0). The meet was held at midday to avoid cold temperatures, but still it was not warm. Some 3000 spectators followed it and the organisers plan it again next year.

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