Tajay Gayle wins men's long jump title at Doha 2019 --- Velocity Fest
DOHA, QATAR - SEPTEMBER 28: Tajay Gayle of Jamaica competes in the Men's Long Jump final during day two of 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 at Khalifa International Stadium on September 28, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for IAAF)

World long jump champion Tajay Gayle continued his good form. At Saturday’s (18 July) Velocity Fest held at Jamaica College, Gayle won the men’s long jump with a leap of 8.13m against a -0.6m/s wind.

Gayle shocked the world last year when he won the long jump title in Doha.

The 23-year-old jumper opened with 7.86m, which were followed by 8.07m, foul, 8.13m, foul and closed with 8.12m (-1.3m/s wind).

Gayle became an 8-metre jumper in 2017, improving from 7.54. He won the world title with 8.69m. Gayle finished fourth at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and took the silver medal at the 2018 NACAC Championships.

Domon Williams finished behind Gayle on Saturday with 7.24m and Joseph Ramie, third with 7.16m.

Ramone Bailey was the fourth jumper with 7.05m.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.



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