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.
Results: Long Jump – Doha World Champion