South Africa and world champion Luvo Manyonga returned to London in a spectacular fashion over the weekend as he leapt to an impressive victory in the men’s long jump at the Athletics World Cup.
With an impressive and incredibly consistent series, the Olympic silver medallist opened with what would prove to be his winning mark of 8.51m (0.0) before jumping 8.48m (-0.2) and then 8.50m twice (+0.3 and +0.5).
“I have good memories of this stadium and again the crowd was great,” said Manyonga.
“The new set-up is quite exciting. The distance came out and I am happy. I got four legal jumps so I am in a good space.”
USA’s NCAA champion Zack Bazile jumped into second with 8.30m (+0.5) in the final round, while GB’s Dan Bramble was eighth with 7.64m (-0.4).