High wind robs Gaisah of record

Ghana's World Indoor and Commonwealth Games Long Jump champion, Ignisious Gaisah could have broken the African record in Mauritius yesterday, bar an excessive following wind.

Gaisah leapt to a massive distance of 8.51m (+3.7) at the final round to snatch the gold medal from South Africa's Khotso Mokoena who had led briefly up to that point with 8.45m.

Algeria Issam Nima was third with 8.37m.

The African record set in 1997 by Senegalese Cheikh Toure stands at 8.46m.


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