'Luvo has the potential to become the greatest long jumper of all time' - Mentor

Luvo Manyonga has won South Africa the sixth medal in the Rio Olympics. Manyonga's 8.37m personal best got him a silver medal in the long jump.

Manyonga was banned for sometime from competing as a track and field athlete, while he battled drug addiction. But he has since gotten clean, and gone back to his passion, and this time came out triumphant.

John McGrath, Former Irish Olympic rower and mentor says he was intrigued and saddened by the story of a long jumper who was banned.

I went and searched for this kid and I began to walk the journey with Luvo.

John McGrath, Former Irish Olympic rower and mentor

It is my life to be able to look at somebody and analyse them. This guys is one of the finest athletes i have ever seen in my life, he is just incredible. He has the potential to become the greatest long jumper of all time

John McGrath, Former Irish Olympic rower and mentor

Listen to the full conversation below:


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