On Thursday afternoon, two days before the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene, Christian Taylor made a bold prediction about his triple jump competition. “I think this will be a game-changer,” he said.
On Saturday afternoon (27), the two-time Olympic champion was true to his word, unleashing a monster jump of 18.11m to take victory, the fourth longest jump in history.
The moment he exited the pit, the 26-year-old knew it was special, saluting the crowd and thumping his chest as he awaited confirmation. In a certain sense, he had compatriot Will Claye to thank for his heroics, as one jump earlier his biggest rival had usurped him at the head of the standings. IAAF
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