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Berrabah’s 8.40m Moroccan Long Jump record highlights – Francophone Games, Day 2

Yahya Berrabah establiahed the major performance of the 2nd day of the athletics at the Francophone Games (2) by winning the Long Jump with 8.40m (wind +1.0), a new Games and Moroccan Record.

Yet, the competition didn’t start in the best way for the 27-year-old. After two fouls, he registered his first mark in the third round, 7.71 (wind +0.8), but his main opponent, the tall (1.92) Senegalese Ndiss Kaba Badji, had opened with 8.28 (+0.8), followed by a foul and had then increased his leading mark to 8.32m (+1.9), which improved his personal best set in 2005(8.30m altitude).

Then in the fourth round Berrabah launched himself to 8.40m, his best of the day since his last two tries were fouls, to increase his national record set in Rabat on 23 May by 2 centimetres, and take the lead….Read More

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