Swedish long jumper Thobias Montler shows budding form ahead of this summer's WC in the USA.
On Thursday, he struck with an impressive 8.27 - at the International Jumping Meeting competition in Kallithea, Greece.
This means that the 26-year-old touches his personal best outdoors.
Indoors, Montler's personal best is at 8.38.
However, hope in Greece was not enough for victory.
It took Murali Sreeshankar, from India, home with a sharp 8.31.
Earlier this spring, Montler took World Cup silver indoors (8.38).
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