Olympics 2012

Mokoena crashes out

2012-08-04 22:22
Khotso Mokoena (File)
London - Hopes of Khotso Mokoena adding to South Africa's medals tally were dashed on Saturday night at the London Olympic Games.

The 27 year-old disappointed in the long jump final, finishing eighth with a best jump of 7.93 metres.

It was a far cry from his season best of 8.29m and his personal best of 8.50m which saw him win a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Games.

Mokoena's first leap was his best distance as he followed it up with a no-jump, 7.62m and three consecutive no-jumps.

The gold medal went to Greg Rutherford of Great Britain with his distance of 8.31m.

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