Long Jump Stars Shine Bright at World Championships Budapest 2023

Jumping Stars Take Center Stage at World Championships Budapest 2023

[Publication Date] – With the World Athletics Championships Budapest 2023 fast approaching, the men’s and women’s long jump events are shaping up to be thrilling contests, featuring a mix of established champions and rising talents.

In the men’s competition, two Indian athletes have emerged as the frontrunners, each setting personal bests this year. Jeswin Aldrin soared to 8.42m, while his compatriot Murali Sreeshankar reached 8.41m. Both will be eager to replicate their impressive form on the big stage, having experienced contrasting fortunes at the previous World Championships in Oregon.

Defending champion Miltiadis Tentoglou of Greece has been in superb form, winning multiple competitions this season, including an impressive 8.41m world-indoor-leading jump. Meanwhile, Taipei’s Lin Yu-Tang has made a breakthrough, catapulting himself to third in the global standings with an 8.40m leap at the Asian Championships.

The Jamaican trio of Carey McLeod, Wayne Pinnock, and 2019 world champion Tajay Gayle will be determined to reclaim the long jump crown, with Gayle aiming to make amends for his disappointment in Oregon.

In the women’s event, the absence of reigning champion Malaika Mihambo of Germany due to injury opens the door for a new winner to emerge. Topping the world rankings is Jamaica’s Ackelia Smith, who set a personal best of 7.08m, which places her second on the Jamaican all-time list. The USA contingent, including Tara Davis-Woodhall, Quanesha Burks, and Jasmine Moore, will be eyeing the long jump title.

Italy’s rising star Larissa Iapichino, following in the footsteps of her mother Fiona May, has enjoyed a stellar season, winning three consecutive Diamond League events. Serbia’s Ivana Vuleta, a two-time world indoor champion, will be seeking the elusive global outdoor gold medal to cement her legacy.

With a talented field and high-stakes competition, the long jump events at the World Athletics Championships Budapest 2023 promise to captivate Jumping enthusiasts around the world.

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