Cuban Athlete Juan Miguel Echevarrķa Reaches the 8.83 Meters

2018-06-12 10:29:01 / web@radiorebelde.icrt.cu / Translated by: JC Caballero

Cuban Athlete Juan Miguel Echevarrķa Reaches the 8.83 Meters

The Cuban long jumper Juan Miguel Echeverria highlighted on Sunday in the sixth round of the Diamond Athletic tournament in Stockholm in Sweden where he achieved the gold medal with 8.83 meters although the tail wind.

Juan Miguel Echeverria, who is the golden medalist under the roof of Birmingham in Great Britain in March, got with that mark one of the best jumps of the history, but it was achieved with the wind speed of up to 2.1 meters per second and barely 0.1 meters per second above what was allowed by the International Federation of that sport.

The outstanding athlete from Cuba reached the impressive result in his last attempt in spite of it has not been recognized. He showed to be among the best of the world in that competition in the current season, one more time.

To have a much better idea about its excellent level, his second jump reached 8.50 meters which had also been enough to achieve the title, ahead of the U.S. American Jeff Henderson with 8.90 meters, Olympic champion in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

In that long-jump event, the South African Luvo Mayonga with 8.25 meters, who was the champion of the competition in London in 2017, finished with bronze medal as it was shown by official site of the International Athletics Federation.

With that great performance in Stockholm, the Cuban athlete added eight points in that competition and he is currently accumulating 15 ones after two performances as he achieved the silver medal when he first competed on May 31st.

In the competition in Rome, Juan Miguel Echeverria reached 8.53 meters as his third outstanding result of the current year in the long-jump event.

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