Manyonga breaks meeting record in London Diamond League

July 23, 2018
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July 23, 2018 Admin

Manyonga breaks meeting record in London Diamond League

Athletics - Diamond League - London Anniversary Games - The London Stadium, London, Britain - July 22, 2018   South Africa's Luvo Manyonga in action during the Men's Long Jump   REUTERS/David Klein

Luvo Manyonga produced an outstanding series of jumps in the London leg of the IAAF Diamond League series on Sunday, and in the process broke the meeting record on his 2nd, 3rd and 4th attempts. Manyonga started with a 8.51m, went on to 8.53m and ended with a huge seasons best effort of 8.58m. Few men have every produced such a series over 8.50m and brings Manyonga closer to his ultimate goal of breaking the 9m barrier.

Other athletes to perform well were Wenda Nel who came in 5th in a close 400mH race, and Rikenette Steenkamp, who was competing in her Diamond League debut in the 100mH event, got 5th in her heat.