Luvo Manyonga breaks Games record to win gold in long jump

South African athlete Luvo Manyonga has broken the Commonwealth Games record in the men’s long jump event in a massive jump of 8.41m

FILE: Gold medallist South Africa’s Luvo Manyonga celebrates after the final of the men’s long jump athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium in London on 5 August 2017. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - South African athlete Luvo Manyonga has broken the Commonwealth Games record in the men’s long jump event in a massive jump of 8.41m.

Manyonga outjumped Australian Henry Frayne who took silver with a jump of 8.33m.

Another South African Ruswahl Samaai claimed the final podium spot and the bronze medal with a great jump of 8.22m.

Team South Africa’s gold medal tally now hits the double figures with 10 gold medals, together with six silver medals and nine bronze medals.