2019 World Athletics Championships – Men's long jump

Men's long jump
at the 2019 World Championships
VenueKhalifa International Stadium
Dates27 September (qualification)
28 September (final)
Competitors27 from 17 nations
Winning distance8.69 m (28 ft 6 in)
Medalists
gold medal    Jamaica
silver medal    United States
bronze medal    Cuba
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The men's long jump at the 2019 World Athletics Championships was held at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha from 27 to 28 September 2019.[1]

Summary

The last qualifier to the final was Tajay Gayle with a 7.89m. In the final, as the third jumper on the runway, Gayle jumped a personal best 8.46m to take the lead. No other jumper would beat that mark. World leader Juan Miguel Echevarría jumped 8.25m while giving up the entire 20cm width of the board. His jump was bettered by Jeff Henderson with an 8.28m three jumpers later. In the third round, Echevarría improved to 8.34m. And three jumpers later, Henderson improved to 8.39m. That decided the other medalists. In the fourth round, Gayle improved to 8.69 m (28 ft 6 in) +0.5. Not only did it win the competition, it leapfrogged him into the #11 position of all time. Just two months earlier in the season, Gayle had made a huge improvement in his personal best to 8.32m, which put him into a tie for #15 of all time.[2][3][4]

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