Menkov wins the men’s long jump at worlds
MOSCOW (AP) — Aleksandr Menkov of Russia won the men’s long jump at the world championships on Friday, beating Ignisious Gaisah of the Netherlands with a world leading effort.
Luis Rivera of Mexico took bronze.
Menkov jumped 8.56 meters on his fifth attempt to take gold, while the Ghana-born Gaisah set a national record for his adopted nation with a mark of 8.29. Rivera took bronze with 8.27.
Olympic champion Greg Rutherford of Britain was eliminated in qualifying and defending champion Dwight Phillips of the United States, a four-time winner of the event, finished 11th.