Jamaica’s Carey McLeod Claims First Diamond League Victory 

Jamaica’s Carey McLeod secured his maiden Diamond League triumph in the men’s long jump event during Friday’s third meeting in Doha, Qatar.

He leaped to victory with a wind-assisted jump of 8.52 metres,.

McLeod’s big jump came in the fourth round, propelling him from fourth place to clinch the coveted top spot.

Despite stiff competition from renowned contenders, including World and Olympic champion Miltiadis Tentoglou of Greece, McLeod maintained his composure to emerge victorious.


Tentoglou showcased his ability with a season’s best jump of 8.36 meters in the final round, while Switzerland’s Simon Ehammer secured a wind-assisted 8.30 meters.

Former World Champion Tajay Gayle also showcased his skills, landing a wind-aided jump of 8.01 meters, securing a commendable fifth-place finish in the challenging conditions.

In the women’s 800 meters event, the spotlight turned to the seasoned champion Natoya Goule-Toppin, who marked her first outdoor 800-meter race of the season with a respectable sixth-place finish, clocking in at 1:59.74 seconds.

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