It was a case of so near, yet so far for Team South Africa at Doha 2019 as defending world champion Luvo Manyonga missed out on a place on the podium in the men’s long jump after placing 4th with 8.28m.

Jamaica’s Tajay Gayle upset favourite Juan Miguel Echevarria to win gold with a splendid world leading 8.69m.

In this interview with Liquid Sports Ghana, Manyonga reflects on the competition and his time competing at the rLG Ghana Grand Prix 2011.

Click to watch interview:

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK WIND
1 1159 Tajay GAYLE JAM JAM 8.69 WL +0.5
2 1892 Jeff HENDERSON USA USA 8.39 SB -0.1
3 562 Juan Miguel ECHEVARRÍA CUB CUB 8.34 +0.1
4 1629 Luvo MANYONGA RSA RSA 8.28 -0.1

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