Cuban long jumper Maykel Massó won the Monaco International Athletics Meeting, tenth stage of the 2022 Wanda Diamond League, with a jump of 8.35 meters that touched his personal best.
The saltiaguero achieved the record on his second attempt and was just four centimeters from the top of a fruitful career crowned by bronze at the Tokyo Olympics.
His work in Monaco allowed him to get ahead of the summer champion Miltiaditis Tentoglou, from Greece, and the American Marquis Dendywho captured the remaining seats on the podium in that order.
Recently, Massó ended up in the 4th place at the Oregon World Championships in Athletics, where it stretched up to 8.15 meters. There the Chinese Jianan Wang (8.36) prevailed, followed by Tentoglou (8.32) and the Swiss Simon Ehammer (8.16).
Another Cuban who placed fourth in the World Cup event, the triple jumper Leyanis Pérez, also took part in the Mónaco Meeting and anchored in seventh place with 14.37 meters, in an event that was won by the Venezuelan star Yulimar Rojas (15.01) .
The Diamond League only has stops to celebrate in Lausanne (August 26), Brussels (September 2) and Zurich (September 7-8).
It is worth remembering that in Oregon, the Greater Antilles fulfilled the worst job in its history in that kind of dispute, and to top it all off, the delegation he returned home without his best figurethe discus thrower Yaimé Pérez.
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