Janry Ubas boosted his actions for the World Championships in Athletics by bagging the gold medal in the men’s long jump at the Motonet Grand Prix Lappeenranta in Finland.
The Southeast Asian Games long jump king ruled the event after no other attempt from the field surpassed his jump of 7.86 meters on his second attempt.
Kasperi Vehmaa of Finland took silver in 7.75m and Australian Zane Branco was third (7.70m) out of 10 participants.
Ubas’ victory rewarded the 29-year-old from Misamis Oriental with 60 world ranking points after receiving 90 points for placing seventh at the recent 25th Asian Athletics Championships in Bangkok, Thailand.
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Ubas, the SEA Games champion and record holder at 8.08m, is now ranked 53rd in the world with 1160 points as he bids to join pole vaulter EJ Obiena and women’s 400m hurdles runner Robyn Brown at the upcoming world championships in Budapest, Hungary, August 19-27.
The Motonet GP is a bronze qualifying event on the World Athletics Continental Tour.
With coach Dario Da Rosas guiding him, two more World Athletics qualifiers are included in Ubas’ schedule in Trieste, Italy on Saturday and Stuttgart, Germany on July 29, one day before the world championships qualifying window closes.
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