Doha (AFP)

Jamaican Tajay Gayle surprised everyone by becoming world champion in the long jump with a jump to 8.69m on Saturday in Doha, Qatar, becoming the 10th best performer in history.

The 23-year-old has defeated the likes of Cuban Juan Miguel Echevarria, the best jumper this season. Gayle, whose personal best was 8.32m, edged Americans Jeff Henderson (8.39m) and Echevarria (8.34m).

© 2019 AFP