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Juan Miguel Echevarría Laflé (born 11 August 1998) is a Cuban athlete specialising in the long jump.[1] 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
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Juan Miguel Echevarría in 2017
Personal information
NationalityCuban
Born (1998-08-11) 11 August 1998 (age 21)
Camagüey, Cuba
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
Sport
CountryCuba
SportAthletics
Event(s)Long jump

His personal bests in the event are 8.68 m (28 ft 5 12 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 34 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.[2]

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Cuba
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Juan Miguel Echevarría at IAAF
  2. ^ "Echevarria leaps wind-assisted 8.92m in Havana". IAAF. 11 March 2019. Retrieved 14 March 2019.

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