Juan Miguel Echevarría
Juan Miguel Echevarría Laflé (born 11 August 1998) is a Cuban athlete specialising in the long jump. He represented his country at the 2017 World Championships, narrowly missing the final. He later won a gold medal at the 2018 World Indoor Championships with a mark of 8.46 m (27 ft 9 in).
Juan Miguel Echevarría in 2017
|Born||11 August 1998|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||72 kg (159 lb)|
His personal bests in the event are 8.68 m (28 ft 5 1⁄2 in) outdoors in Bad Langensalza in 2018 with a wind of +1.7 m/s (3.8 mph) and 8.46 m (27 ft 9 in) indoors in Birmingham in 2018. He jumped 8.92 m (29 ft 3 in) in Havana on 10 March 2019, aided by a +3.3 m/s (7.4 mph) wind, further than the extant Cuban national record of 8.71 m (28 ft 6 3⁄4 in). While this jump was not eligible for the Cuban record due to the excessive wind assistance, it was notable for being the longest jump in competition under any conditions for nearly 24 years, and the fifth longest jump under any conditions ever.
|2015||World Youth Championships||Cali, Colombia||4th||Long jump||7.69 m|
|Pan American Junior Championships||Edmonton, Canada||1st||Long jump||7.76 m|
|2016||World U20 Championships||Bydgoszcz, Poland||5th||Long jump||7.78 m|
|2017||World Championships||London, United Kingdom||15th (q)||Long jump||7.86 m|
|2018||World Indoor Championships||Birmingham, United Kingdom||1st||Long jump||8.46 m|
|2019||Pan American Games||Lima, Peru||1st||Long jump||8.27 m|
|World Championships||Doha, Qatar||3rd||Long jump||8.34 m|