Tyrone Smith won gold at the CAC Games with a leap of 8.22 metres.* Photo REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate
Tyrone Smith won gold at the CAC Games with a leap of 8.22 metres.* Photo REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate
Tyrone Smith made history when he won a gold medal in the long jump in the CAC Games tonight in Puerto Rico.

Smith had a personal best leap of 8.22 metres - .14 farther than he's ever jumped.  He easily outclassed Tagiy Muhammad of the Virgin Islands who won silver with a jump of 7.79 metres.

This makes Bermuda's fifth medal of the games to along with triathletes Flora Duffy's silver and Tyler Butterfield's bronze as well as bowler Damien Matthews bronze and shooter Ross Roberts bronze. This will be one of Bermuda's greatest CAC Games teams and there's still hope for more medals to come.

Smith broke the Bermuda national record and set a new personal best with his sixth jump. He didn't have anything to lose as he had already sewn up the gold with leaps of 7.87 and 7.91. With a slight headwind Smith was able to write his name into the history books.