Rory McIlroy, who won two majors and helped Europe retain the Ryder Cup in a stunning 2014, was named the British Sports Journalists Association’s Sportsman of the Year on Thursday.
Brazil`s Mauro Vinicius Da Silva defended his men`s long jump title at the World Indoor Athletics Championships at Sopot on Saturday.
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.
Kerala`s Jithin Thomas stole the limelight with a personal best effort of 2.20m en route to winning gold in men`s high jump on the second day of the Federation Cup Senior National Athletics Championships here on Sunday.
American Dwight Phillips successfully defended his world long jump title on Friday, leaping 8.45 meters.
India`s woman long jumper Mayookha Johny finished ninth in World Athletics Championships here Sunday.
Rattled by a dope scandal, Indian athletics finally has something to cheer about as long jumper Mayookha Johny led the Indian charge with a gold on the opening day of the 19th Asian Championships.
Usain Bolt has all the tools to be a top-class long jumper but the Jamaican should wait until after the 2012 Olympics to give the event a go, world record holder Mike Powell said.
Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt says he wants to try a new event — the long jump.
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