South African athlete Luvo Manyonga made the country proud when he claimed the global title at the IAAF World Championships with a leap of 8.48m in the first round.
EWN sports reporter, Jean Smythe, says Manyonga's achievement shows that the golden era that we have entered into as South Africans is truly alive.
Manyonga, who beat recreational drug addiction earned a silver medal in 2016 at the Rio Olympics.
If you look at how Manyonga conducts himself, the smile on his face and the incredible natural talent he has a Mike Powell record of 8.95 in the long jump...— Jean Smythe, EWN sports reporter
Geographically the Western Cape is producing some of the worlds best athletes at the moment.— Jean Smythe, EWN sports reporter
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