Ngonidzashe Makusha

Ngonidzashe Makusha

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Ngonidzashe Makusha
Event Long jump
Nationality Zimbabwean
Born March 11, 1987 (1987-03-11) (age 27)
College Florida State University





Ngonidzashe Makusha (1987-) is a Zimbabwean long jumper who competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

He competed at the 2006 World Junior Championships, finishing twelfth in the long jump and reaching the semi-final in the 100M. The next year he competed at the 2007 All-Africa Games, winning a bronze medal in the 4 x 100 metres relay.

In May 2008 he set a new Zimbabwean long jump record of 8.16 metres, in Tallahassee, Florida. The next month he won the NCAA Championships held in Des Moines, Iowa, representing the Florida State University where he was a freshman at the time. He did so with another Zimbabwean record, this time with 8.30 metres. He commented that "This is one of my dreams and it just came true".[1]

Makusha represented Zimbabwe at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where he advanced to the finals in the men's long jump and placed fourth. His best jump of 8.19 metres tied the best mark of the bronze medal winner.[2]

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References

  1. Dunaway, Jim. "World class Long Jump finals highlight NCAA Day Two", IAAF.org, 13 June 2008. Retrieved on 2008-06-14.
  2. "Olympics-bound Zimbabwean shines in US", Xinhua, June 17, 2008