AFRICA puts five in the final

Botswana's Gable Garenamotse, a silver medallist at the Manchester Games in 2002, posted a personal best time of 8.15 metres to lead four other African athletes into tomorrow finals of the men’s Long jump in Melbourne.

South African Fosu Amoah improved on his personal best by 10cm, jumping 7.95m while Ghan’s recently crowned World Indoor athletics champion, Ghana's Ignisious Gaisah jumped 7.91m to move on to the finals.

South Africa’s Martin Mcclintock and Godfrey Khotso Mokoena are also through.

Mokoena is ranked ninth in the field told the Games News services after qualifying: "In the Final anything is possible - anything can happen.

“It's not about being worried, it's about being focused. I'm just happy to be in the Final."

Gaisah, who is competing in his first Games, said: "I'm looking forward to jumping as far as I can in the Final tomorrow.”

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