Mokoena crashes out in London

2012-08-04 20:46

London – Hopes of Khotso Mokoena adding to South Africa’s medals tally were dashed at the London Olympic Games.

The 27-year-old disappointed in the long jump final tonight, finishing eighth, with a best jump of 7.93m.

It was a far cry from his season best of 8.29m and his personal best of 8.50m, which saw him win a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Games.

Mokoena’s first leap was his best distance as he followed it up with a no-jump, 7.62m and three consecutive no-jumps.

The gold medal went to Greg Rutherford of Great Britain, who jumped a distance of 8.31m.


– Sport24

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