Smith Wins In Morocco, Qualifies For Olympics

June 15, 2015

Bermuda’s Tyrone Smith recently took to the track to compete in the IAAF World Challenge Mohammed VI d’Athletisme de Rabat in Morocco, winning the Men’s Long Jump with a leap of 8.20, and qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games.

Smith recorded back to back fouls on his first two attempts, before leaping 7.96 on his third attempt. A foul on the fourth leap was followed by leaps of 8.08 and 8.20, which according to his tweet, qualified Smith for both the World Championships and the Olympics.

Screencap of a tweet sent by Smith following his victory in Morocco

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Smith has already made two Olympic appearances, and during the 2012 London Olympics he delivered the highest finish by a Bermudian, getting through to the finals where he placed 12th overall.

Following his Olympic showing in 2012, he set a goal to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics, saying he was happy to have made it into the finals, and would be “looking to build off of this and see myself in a final again.”

Screencap from the TV broadcast showing Smith competing in the 2012 London Olympics:


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  1. 8:20 meters.Wow! Great jump Tyrone.Qualifying for the Olympics is special.Congratulations!

  2. D says:

    Win us a medal in 2016 yay great news

  3. Catch A Fire says:

    Awesome news. I don’t know you, but as a Bermudian I am proud of you.

  4. Sea Blue says:

    Would LOVE to have seen his jumps!!! Congrats young man!!! You rock!