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Wednesday, August 07, 2019
Smith's Injury Cut Short His Medal Attempt

Smith Flying in Peru
Tyrone Smith’s Pan American Games 2019 came to an abrupt end as he sustained an injury on his fifth attempt during the Men’s Long Jump.

Smith who recorded two Fouls on his first two attempts hit his mark with his third leap of 7.74m, which saw him move into the Finals.

Smith would eventually finish in 5th place overall.

On his first leap in the Final, Smith recorded a leap of 7.34m, but with the cold and dampness of Peru, Smith started down the line on his fifth attempt and his second in the Final and suddenly grabbed the back of his leg and did not attempt a jump and then indicated he was done.

Smith said following the event, “I am not sure the extent of the injury, I am waiting to see the Bermuda physio so that I can understand what is being said to meet.”

“I was really feeling good, but this weather is not the type of weather you want to compete in when you have been training in temperatures of 70 and up,” continued Smith.

“Smith concluded, “I have Worlds in September, so I am really looking forward to that, as I will be looking to meet the standard set for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.”

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