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Cuban Echevarria jumps 8.92 meters with strong tailwind

Havana, Cuba, Mar 11.-Cuban long jumper Juan Miguel Echevarria made a phenomenal leap of 8.92 meters in the final of the 2019 Cuba Athletics Cup last Sunday at Havana´s Pan-American Stadium.

Nevertheless, the record won´t be homologated due to it was achieved with a tailwind that exceeded 2 meters per second, it was actually of 3.3 m/s.

Echevarria, winner of the gold medal in the World Indoor Championship with stage in Birmingham, UK, last year, has a personal best in the current season of 8.21m, which earned him the title at the Grand Prix based in the same city of Birmingham, last February.

The young Cuban ace, he´s only 20, is already considered one of the global stars of athletics as in addition to become last year universal indoor monarch, he also jumped 8.83 metres at the IAAF Diamond League stop of Stockholm, although it wasn´t either homologated due to wind assistance of 2.1m/s.(acn)