Long jumper Smith qualifies for World Championships



Long jumper Smith qualifies for World ChampionshipsHamilton (Bermuda): Bermudian long jumper Tyrone Smith has qualified for the World Athletics Championships in Moscow, leaping to a season`s best 8.13 meters at a meet in Poland.

Smith’s jump saw him finish second at the 59th Janusz Kusocinski Memorial Meet in Szczecin.

Smith, 28, a two-time Olympian, recently won at a meet in France, and placed fourth in the Czech Republic.

He tweeted: Just qualified for Moscow 2013 with a new season’s best 8.13m!

“Congrats to Luis Rivera for his 8.30m New Mexican national record!”

Smith made it to the long jump finals at last summer`s London Olympics where he placed 12th.

The World Athletics Championships will be held in the Russian capital from Aug 10-18.

IANS