Cuban Maykel Vidal qualified here today for the final of the men's long jump corresponding to the IAAF World U-20 Championships.
Vidal, the U-18 world champion last year in Nairobi, Kenya, recorded a jump of 7.42 meters in his third attempt to be included among the 12 athletes who will go tomorrow Wednesday in search of a medal.
The Cuban was below his usual performance, he was the last among all the classified despite showing an 8.12m jump as a personal best, the best among all competitors.
His compatriot Lester Lescay, second of the U-18 orb in Nairobi 2017, was not on his best day either and the 7.36m reached in the second jump was not enough for him to be included in the finalist squad.
The classification was dominated by the Japanese Yuki Hashioka with 7.92 m and the Jamaican Wayne Pinnock with 7.76m.
On this first day of the IAAF World U-20 Championships, the medals in the 5000 meters for women, the shot put for men and 10,000 meters for men will be discussed.
- Published in Sports