Neither of the South Africans could jump the qualification distance of 8.15m but only 2 athletes in the field could. That being Jainan Wang(8.24m) and Jeff Henderson(8.20m). But Manyonga’s jump of 8.12m and Ruswahl Samaai’s jump of 8.03m placed them 4th and 5th on the qualifying list as defending Olympic champ scrathed through to the final taking 10th place with 7.90m. Manyonga also had another jump over 8m of 8.10m.

Third of the South Africans Stefan Brits competed in group B and could only manage a best of 7.71m in 22nd position.

The final takes place 1:53AM Sunday morning