Caribbean Sports – Caribbean Teen Stuns At BAUHAUS-galan Meet In Stockholm


Cuban national Juan Miguel Echevarria

By NAN Sports Editor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. June 11, 2018: A 19-year-old Caribbean teen has stunned the world of long jump and could become the sports new king after his incredible performance at the BAUHAUS-galan meet in Stockholm Sunday.

Cuban national Juan Miguel Echevarria jumped an astonishing 8.83m, a jump that was nearly out of the sand pit, and stunned the crowd gathered in the Olympic Stadium and those watching on TV. Echevarria seized command in the final round with the longest jump in the world for 23 years.

Sadly, the jump was not accepted as official record though because of wind conditions (+2.1m/s).

But that is not stopping Echevarria from celebrating. “Today I wanted over 8.50m but I didn’t think I could…

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