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Ghana's Long Jump to victory

22 Mar 06 11:20
Ignisious Gaisah of Ghana has won the Men’s Long Jump at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). 

Ignisious Gaisah of Ghana has won the Men’s Long Jump at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

Ignisious Gaisah of Ghana has won the Men’s Long Jump at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), with a leap of 8.20m.

Gaisah claimed the event ahead of silver medallist Gable Garenamotse of Botswana who jumped 8.17m, with Australian Fabrice Lapierre taking bronze with a distance of 8.10m.

Garenamotse took the early lead in the Final after jumping 8.15m with his first attempt.

Illegal jumps from Garenamotse and Lapierre in the last round guaranteed Gaisah the gold, though he also failed to jump legally on his final attempt.

This was Garenamotse's second Long Jump silver, matching his Commonwealth Games effort in Manchester in 2002.

For more results, visit the Athletics Schedule and Results section of this Website.

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