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Watch: Tajay Gayle wins GOLD, Becomes 1st Jamaican male Long Jump World Champion

Watch: Tajay Gayle wins GOLD, Long Jump World ChampionGold, Makes History in Doha

Tajay Gayle, who has had a phenomenal year, unleashed two monster jumps to lead the Men’s Long Jump Final before winning the gold medal and writing history on Day 2 of the Doha World Championship.

On his fourth attempt, Gayle, who yesterday qualified for the final with the shortest jump of 7.89m, recorded an 8.69m world-lead, National record, and a new personal best — which makes him the first Jamaican to win Long Jump gold at a world championship. The Jamaican recorded a massive personal best of 8.46m on his first attempt. The 8.69m jump places Gayle 10th on the all-time-list!

James Beckford was the only Jamaican to ever win silver and that was 16 years ago in Paris.



Bronze medal winner Juan Miguel Echevarría, Gold medal winner
Tajay Gayle, and Silver medal winner Jeff Henderson

Results: Long Jump – Doha World Champion