Former Hog misses gold in long jump
LONDON — Luvo Manyonga of South Africa took gold in the long jump oSaturday at the world track and field championships with a leap of 27 feet, 10 inches, holding off former Arkansas Razorback Jarrion Lawson of the United States and going one better than his silver at last year’s Olympics.
Ruswahl Samaai, also from South Africa, took bronze at the world championships with a jump of 27-31/2.
The competition remained tight until the final jump but Lawson only managed to travel 27-8.
Olympic champion Jeff Henderson (Sylvan Hills), who beat Manyonga by one centimeter in Rio de Janeiro, failed to qualify for the final.