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Mokoena third in UK
- Updated: February 20, 2012
Olympic silver medallist in Beijing four years ago, long jumper Khotso Mokoena placed third in the Aviva Grand Prix indoor track and field meeting in Birmingham, England at the weekend, writes Mark Etheridge.
Mokoena opened his competition with a leap of 7.89 metres and that proved to be his best effort of the day.
The victory went to to Britain’s JJ Gegede who leapt a personal best 8.04m with his second jump.
Mokoena’s leaps got shorter as his competition continued and he followed up on his 7.89 with jumps of 7.76, 7.72, 7.66 and 7.05m.
Runner-up was Spain’s Luis Meliz with a 7.91m best. Mokoena has an indoor best of 8.18m and his best this season is an 8.04m jumped in Moscow earlier this month.