JOHANNESBURG – World bronze medallist Ruswahl Samaai is driven by his desire to be the best long jumper in the world, even though he admits he’s not always a fan of his chosen sport.
Samaai, who defended his African long jump title earlier this year and went on to win at the IAAF Continental Cup in Ostrava 2018, explained why long jump is such a difficult and punishing discipline.
“I actually hate the technical part of jumping,” said Samaai.
“It’s a lot for the body to take.
“But there are also lots of things I enjoy about being a long jumper.