Jamaica’s world long jump champion Tajay Gayle sings with Puma

by January 22nd, 2020

Jamaica’s world long jump champion Tajay Gayle has been signed up by German sportwear manufacturer Puma.

The 23-year-old Gayle joined Puma four months after he created history at the World Athletics Championships when he won the long jump in a big personal best and national record of 8.69 meters in Doha, Qatar.

While many in Doha anticipated the coronation of rising long jump star Juan Miguel Echevarria, it was instead Gayle who beat him to the punch with the longest wind-legal leap in the world for 10 years.

The performance, which put him atop the world list for the year, immediately dislodged Echevarria from number 10 in the all-time world lists and was also the longest jump seen in a World Championship final for 24 years – since Ivan Pedroso’s 8.70m leap in Gothenburg.