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- Coetzee hangs in for share of the Pro-Am lead
- Garcia getting closer to another Tour title
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Longjumper Mokoena ends sixth in Paris
- Updated: July 7, 2013
Beijing Olympic silver medallist Khotso Mokoena again failed to break eight metres at Saturday’s Areva International meeting in Paris, France, writes Mark Etheridge.
The lanky long jumper has had a frustrating season, despite having qualified for the IAAF World Championships in Moscow next month.
On Saturday he had a best leap of 7.87m which was only good enough for sixth spot, behind Jamaica’s Damar Forbes.
Britain’s Christopher Tomlinson was third in 8.08. Reigning Olympic champion Greg Rutherford was fourth in 7.99.
Still, Mokoena will know that he has a good jump within in, after his season’s best 8.30m in Germany last month. That make him joint fourth best in the world this year alongside Mexico’s Luis Rivera.
Best jump of the year is Russian Aleksandr Menkov’s 8.39. Mokoena’s personal best is the 8.50 he jumped in Madrid, Spain four years ago.