Luvo Manyonga produced a meeting record at the IAAF World Challenge event in Zagreb. Photo:Tony Gentile/Reuters

World long jump champion Luvo Manyonga leapt to a meeting record at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Zagreb on Tuesday night.

Manyonga finished his season on a high with a winning jump of 8.46 metres, and will now be able to take a well-deserved rest. 

He will not feature at the Continental Cup in Ostrava this weekend due to his defeat to compatriot Ruswahl Samaai at the African Championships in Asaba, Nigeria last month.

Manyonga is fresh off claiming his second consecutive overall Diamond League title, after winning the Zurich final last Thursday. 

He produced his winning jump in Zagreb with his opening effort, winning the competition by nearly a metre.

The South African sensation produced a good sequence of follow-up jumps of 8.25m, 8.45m and 8.30m, before inducing a red flag on his final attempt. 

Sprinter Ncincilili Titi finished third in the 200m, posting a time of 20.48 seconds, with Panama’s Alonso Edward winning the race in 20.17. 

Earlier, Titi finished eighth in the 100m with a time of 10.52, but will take some confidence from beating world champion Ramil Guliyev of Turkey in the two-lap event. 

SA 400m hurdler Wenda Nel finished fifth in her specialist event with a time of 57.29.

 

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