Long Jump World Champion Tajay Gayle, Eyeing 100 metre Sprint in Tokyo Olympics

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World Long Jump Champion, Jamaica’s Tajay Gayle, says he’s not ruling out competing in the 100-metres sprint event.

His coach has reportedly suggested Gayle could compete in the sprint at next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Meanwhile, Gayle says it’s still surreal he’s now long-jump world Champion.

Gayle’s 8.69 meters jump, put him into the consciousness of the world at the just concluded IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar.

It’s the longest wind legal jump in the last 10 years.



William Mitchell is a sports-fanatic turned journalist. He graduated from CARIMAC in 2016. He interned at the Jamaica Gleaner covering sports and joined NNN in 2017. Mitchell covers crime for Nationwide. He’s been to every single zone of special operations across the island.


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