Tajay Gayle gets long jump silver at Pan Am Games, Richards loses shot put record

By August 07, 2019

Jamaica’s Tajay Gayle won the silver medal in the long jump at the 2019 Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru on Wednesday.

Gayle, who has a personal best of 8.32m managed 8.17m on the day but was 10cm shy of Cuba’s Juan Miguel Echevarria’s 8.27m which was good enough for the gold medal.

Uruguay’s  Emiliano Lasa Sanchez claimed the bronze medal with 7.87m.

Meanwhile, the 2015 shot put champion failed to defend his title finishing fifth with his final throw of 20.07m, well short of his championship record of 21.69m, the championship record that was broken by gold medal winner Dorlan Romani of Brazil, who established a new record of  22.07m on his final throw.

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