Tyrone qualifies for World Championships
Bermuda long jumper Tyrone Smith has qualified for the World Championships in Moscow, leaping to a season best 8.13 metres at a meet in Poland on Saturday.
Smith’s jump saw him finish second at the 59th Janusz Kusocinski Memorial Meet in Szczecin.
Mexico’s Luis Rivera came first with a leap of 8.30m, which set a new Mexican national record.
Smith 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 or his 8.30m New Mexican national record!”
The 2013 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Athletics will be held in Moscow, Russia from August 10 to 18.