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Athletics-Fear of Tajay Gayle's injury in the long jump

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KINGSTON — Governance World Championship run-jump gold medalist Tajay Gale suffered an injury to his left knee on the third day of the Jamaican trial when he tried to win his third national title.

After polluting the first two jumps and struggling to reach up to 8 meters on the third and fourth attempts, Gale landed badly on the fifth jump.

After walking away from the sandbox, he was taken to the medical area in a wheelchair and evaluated. Gail later returned to the warm-up area on his own.

"His ligaments are intact, but we will continue to evaluate them for the next 48 hours," a member of Gale's management told Reuters.

Gale's fear of injury, who has a wildcard entry to defend his world title, comes three weeks before the start of the World Championships in Oregon on July 15.

Retired Gale Injured in the same knee in the Tokyo Olympics final last summer, but marked his career best at 8.69 meters, which won the world title in Doha, Qatar in 2019. I have not registered.

His efforts Saturday's second place at 7.97 meters was his best jump of the season.

NCAA Champion Wayne Pinnock won 8.14 meters on his first jump before retirement.

Early on Saturday 2019, silver medalist Shanieka Ricketts won her fourth triple jump title below par 14.27 meters. On the

track, all of Jamaica's top 200m sprinters and sprint hurdles, who are expected to win medals at the world championships, easily advanced to the final on Sunday.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was the fastest for the final of the half-lap event with a time of 22.54 seconds.

Olympic champion Elaine Thompson Hera won semi-final 1 in 22.68 seconds, while 100-meter champion Shericka Jackson easily won semi-final 2 in 22.85 seconds.

Yohan Blake was fresh from a time of 9.85 seconds in the 100m victory on Friday, cruising to 20.24 seconds, winning the 200m semifinal and maintaining the sprint double course.

Among the 110 meters hurdles, Olympic champion Hansle Parchment was the most impressive in Sunday's final qualifying, stopping the clock in 13.24 seconds.

Olympic finalist Britany Anderson led all qualifying for the 100-meter hurdles championship deciding factor, setting a season best of 12.45 seconds. Meanwhile, Tokyo Bronze Medalist Megan Tapper won his first semi-final with a season best of 12.60 seconds. (Report by Kayon Raynor of Kingston, edited by Edmund Klamann)