Well done to Sam Healy who finished 5th in the long jump at the European Juniors, achieving 3 outdoor PBs in the process. It is always a sign of a great athlete to produce PBs on the big occasions.
Sam produced a fine last ditch 7.44m leap to finish fifth in the long jump final at the European Junior Athletics Championships in Eskilstuna, Sweden.
“The nerves really got the better of me today in my first major,” said Sam afterwards. However, he still produced it when it mattered and his last jump of 7.44m gave him a fine fifth in a quality long jump competition that was won by Russia’s Anatoliy Ryapolov.
“I really go on adrenaline so I just kept getting more and more psyched up,” said the Leevale jumper on his improvement in the latter rounds – he jumped 7.40m in his penultimate jump. “It’s a really big experience for me now.”