Inside Athletics

Watt lighting up medal hopes

You want unassisted speed and power in your sport? Look no further than Mitch "Mega" Watt, who combines both qualities so well that he virtually flies.

Well, long jump is the nearest thing to flying at the Olympics and Watt had the longest leap in the world last year, 8.54m, to surpass Sydney Olympic silver medallist Jai Taurima (8.49m) as Australia's record-holder and one of our strongest medal contenders at the Games in July.

Watt also had five of the longest eight jumps in the world last year, including four of the top five. Consistency? Tick that box too.

Read the full story at the Daily Telegraph