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    I didn't see it but two people have told me that Gayle had a near 9m foul before popping the big one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Kritzler View Post
    Gayle wins by about a foot !
    Who has added this much - 37cm/1 foot, 2.5 " - to their personal best to win a global title? That's 8cm more than Mike Powell tacked onto his best in Tokyo when he set the WR of 8.95.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trackCanuck View Post
    Who has added this much - 37cm/1 foot, 2.5 " - to their personal best to win a global title? That's 8cm more than Mike Powell tacked on to his best in Tokyo when he set the WR of 8.95.
    Beamon?
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    #64
    Quote Originally Posted by NormZylstra View Post
    Beamon?
    Of course, now back to the land of the believable......even still, Gayle is only 14cm less than Beamon's leap forward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paced View Post
    Imagine that - from the last qualifier to freakin' World Champion. 7.89 to 8.69. Just incredible.
    His position on the all-time list on Saturday was higher than his position in the qualifying round the day before!
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    #66
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    superb observation!
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    #67
    Toe to heel bests -
    Gayle 8.69 + 0.01 = 8.70 [and 8.48 on his 8.46 jump]
    Echevarria 8.30 + 0.27 = 8.57 [8.48 toe to heel on his 8.25 and 8.34 jumps]
    Henderson 8.39 + 0.02 = 8.41
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    Might have been a profitable bet that the Jamaicans would be more likely to medal in the TJ vs the 100m.
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    Coach Francis says Gayle will aim to get a spot on the Jamaican Olympic team in the individual 100m for 2020. His PB is 10.42.

    http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/artic...ICLE/191009871
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    I'm actually surprised that there isn't multiple great long jumpers coming out of Jamaica.
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