A rusty Christian Taylor took victory in the Chris Brown Bahamas Invitational in Nassau yesterday jumping 17.11m to pip Guyanan Troy Doris by just 1 cm. Taylor opened with a promising 17.08m off a shortened approach but in windy conditions had to wait until the final round before securing the win. Taylor’s next competition is the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Doha on 6 May, where last year he jumped 18.04m but still placed 2nd to Cuba’s Pedro Pablo Pichardo of Cuba who hit 18.06m.
There was a return to 16 metre form for Britain’s Nonso Okolo with 16.13m, ahead of fellow countryman Nathan Fox’s 16.06m, taking the number of British jumpers over 16 metres this year to 6.
- Christian Taylor (USA) 17.11m
- Troy Doris (Guyana) 17.10m
- Leevan Sands (Bahamas) 16.63m
- Fabian Florant (Netherlands) 16.63m
- Tosin Oke (Nigeria) 16.40m
- Nonso Okolo (GB) 16.13m
- Nathan Fox (GB) 16.06m
- Daniel Lewis (Jamaica) NM