Irving Saladino 9 meter Long Jump?

Yesterday I showed you Ivan Pedroso’s 9 meter Long Jump.

This year at the Hengelo meet in Holland had Irving Saladino with 9 meter Long Jump that was a foul by almost 8 inches or 20 cm (see the slo-mo replay in the video). He still won the meet with a 8.73m performance.

If you subtract the foul, it is still over 9 meters. His win streak since July 2006 was finally broken in the Berlin Golden League meet last week with a 7th place finish in the long jump.

The long jump world record is 8.95m or 29′ 4.5″ set by Mike Powell at the 1991 Tokyo World Championships. Here is his jump from YouTube.

UPDATE: Sorry, the video is no longer on YouTube.

So, is Irving Saladino still the Olympic favorite in the Long Jump?

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