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National Long Jumper secures top 7 finish at 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games

by: - August 5, 2022
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Tristan James jumping at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK: Photo source: DOC Media

Dominica will have to wait a little longer for its first medal at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games as the National record holder in the men’s long jump, Tristan James came up short in his bid to medal.

James put in a solid showing in the Men’s Long Jump finals on Thursday but came up just short in a tough field.

James jumped 7.85 meters with his first jump; 7.79 meters with his second attempt but fouled on his 3rd attempt.

His 7.85 meters in his first jump was good enough to get him into the medal round of the finals.

However, James fouled his first attempt in the medal round but returned with 7.80 meters in his second attempt in the medal round.

Needing at least 8.06 meters for a medal or break the national record of 8.08 for a gold medal in his final jump, James got 7.69 meters to finish in 7th place with a best jump of 7.85 meters.

Gold went to the Bahamas (8.08 meters), Silver to India (8.08 meters), and bronze to South Africa (8.06 meters).