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Something extraordinary has just happened at the Stockholm Diamond League this afternoon, involving talented 19-year-old long jumper, Juan Miguel Echevarria.
The Cuban, who represented his country at the 2017 World Championships, has stunned those watching at home with a monstrous 8.83m jump.
To put Echevarria's feat into perspective, it's the furthest anyone has jumped since 1995.
HE ALMOST JUMPS OUT OF THE SAND PIT!
Not only that, but he has literally launched himself into fifth place on the world all-time list
Again, the fact that only four men have jumped further than Juan Miguel Echevarria's 8.83 is just incredible and one of those to beat his achievement is fellow Cuban, Ivan Pedroso.
Have you seen anything like it before?
Juan Miguel Echevarría has just beaten @lvjumper7 and co. With 8.83m. Wind-assisted, but still. :astonished:
:newspaper:Live updates:arrow_right:https://t.co/VeFmI8UBGR#RoadToTheFinal #StockholmDL pic.twitter.com/tyaKlXtS7n
- IAAF Diamond League (@Diamond_League) June 10, 2018
Here's some of the reaction from his massive jump on Sunday afternoon:
Average wind between +3.1 - +3.9 currently @lvjumper7 with 5 no-jumps @RuswahlSamaai in 4th with 8.20m but a massive jump by Juan Miguel ECHEVARRÍA of 8.83 (+2.1 wind) @AthleticsSA_ @wesbotton @sportmansa pic.twitter.com/BYzlgU4ISM
- Jakes Jacobs (@jjswest) June 10, 2018
19 year old Juan Miguel Echevarria of Cuba just jumped 8.83 - that's 28' 11 3/4" making him the 6th longest jumper under all conditions, behind ONLY Powell, Pedroso Lewis, Beamon and Emmeyan
- Ato Boldon (@AtoBoldon) June 10, 2018
"Today, I wanted over 8.50m but I didn't think I could jump so far!"
Juan Miguel Echevarría after his marginally windy (+2.1) 8.83m long jump in Stockholm.
Yes, that's EIGHT POINT EIGHTY-THREE!#StockholmDL
- Athletics Weekly (@AthleticsWeekly) June 10, 2018
Freaking hell!! Cuban long-jumper Juan Miguel Echevarria just posted a massive effort of 8.83m. Launches himself into fifth place on the word all-time list.
- Ockert de Villiers (@ockertde) June 10, 2018
And I thought I jumped far in my Primary School Sports Day in 2002 - how the mighty have fallen.
Congratulations to Juan Miguel Echevarria though, that was absolutely insane.
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