Smith jumps to victory in Atlanta

  • Bermuda long jumper Tyrone Smith

    Bermuda long jumper Tyrone Smith


Tyrone Smith busted off the rust after winning the mens long jump at the American Track League Series in Atlanta at the Life University last weekend.

Smith, competing for the first time since emerging from Covid-19 lockdown, posted a winning jump of 7.66 metres, which also saw him claim the honours in the mens 35-38 age group. He was gearing up for the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer before it was postponed because of Covid-19.

Ive been here for years! Busted off all the rust yesterday at the @americantrackleague series in Atlanta, Smith wrote on Facebook.

No I didnt mark anything close to what I know Im in shape for [7.66m] but I got a nice win and Im highly encouraged by some of the good things I did after training mostly by myself almost entirely since last July.

I felt fast and I havent had this much pop off the board since 2017. The first jump is a nice foul from the first round and the last jump ... a terrible 7.31m but from 70cm behind the foul with a huge reaching last step. Good take off placement and on the board and Id estimate around 8.10 which is where Id expect to be right now.

Ill be back at it in a couple weeks and well see what we can do!!

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Published Jul 14, 2020 at 3:43 pm (Updated Jul 14, 2020 at 5:06 pm)

Smith jumps to victory in Atlanta

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