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On final attempt, China’s Jianan Wang wins gold medal in men’s long jump at World Athletics Championships

Jianan Wang of China competes during the men’s long jump final at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday, July 16, 2022 in Eugene. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Sitting in fifth place after five attempts in the men’s long jump final at the World Athletics Championships, Wang shot to the top of the standings with a leap of 27 feet, 5¼ inches to win the gold medal Saturday night at Hayward Field in Eugene.
It was China’s first world championships gold medal in the men’s long jump.
Up until the sixth round, Greece’s Miltiadis Tentoglou had dominated the competition. Tentoglou had the next four best jumps of the day but settled for silver with a top mark of 27-3¾.
Switzerland’s Simon Ehammer took the bronze with a jump of 26-9¼.
American Steffin McCarter finished fifth and the United States’ Marquis Dendy was sixth. (The Oregonian)

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