It was a difficult night for athletics in cold conditions in Stockholm in the latest Diamond League event on Thursday night, and the four South Africans who participated had a tough time too.
Commonwealth Games long jump champion Luvo Manyonga was the highest-profile SA athlete on show, and he was beaten into fourth place on the night.
Manyonga won’t take too much out of the event, as the world championships is only starting in late September.
But it was home-town star Thobias Montler who caused a major upset by beating Manyonga and Olympic champion Jeff Henderson of the USA.
Sweden’s Montler leaped to a personal best of 8.22m, with Juan Echevarria of Cuba also a surprise second in 8.12m.