Luvo Manyoga makes indoor long jumping debut and sets new record

Luvo Manyoga makes indoor long jumping debut and sets new record

- Luvo Manyoga sets record in debut indoor jumping competition

- He lands a victorious leap at 8.32m

- Manyoga's story is inspiring and he is a motivating factor to the youth of South Africa

27 year old, Luvo Manyoga first made waves when he won a silver medal for long jump at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and for being so successful after beating a meth addiction. This year he started off his season by setting a new national indoor long jump record at the Paris Indoor Meeting on Wednesday night.

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He landed at 8.32m and was victorious ahead of Greek athlete Miltiadis Tentoglou who came second place with a 7.89m jump. His indoor jumping debut has proven that Manyoga is definitely a force to be reckoned with.

Luvo Manyoga breaks record in first ever indoor long jump competition

Luvo Manyoga breaks record in first ever indoor long jump competition

He was interviewed before the event and he had said, “I am really excited about this event tomorrow as it will be first ever indoor event and I am eager to see how things pan out‚” ; everything went very well for him and as a nation we are surely proud of him.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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