Luvo Manyonga takes long jump gold in Birmingham
BIRMINGHAM – South Africa’s Luvo Manyonga won the men’s long jump with a leap of 8.53m at the Muller Grand Prix in Birmingham on Saturday.
Also competing in the men’s long jump, Zarck Visser was fourth with a 7.90m best effort.
In the women’s 400m hurdles, Wenda Nel had a poor race by her standards as she finished sixth in 57.51 seconds - almost three seconds off her season’s best.
In the women’s 3000m, Dominique Scott ran a season’s best 9:01.64 but was down in 17th place.
— Luvo manyonga (@lvjumper7) August 18, 2018
Earlier, South Africa’s Akani Simbine won his 100m heat in a time 10.07. Ncincilili Titi had a race to forget as he crossed the line in 11.02 to finish last in his heat. In the final, Simbine ended sixth in a time of 10.09.
In the men’s 110m hurdles, Antonio Alkana placed sixth in 13.59 and was eliminated from the event.