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Golden jump for Aaron

Pedro Aaron shares his success at the CAA Southern Region Youth and Junior Championships.

Germiston’s Pedro Aaron (19) has been on a high since celebrating his success at the recent Athletics South Africa (ASA) u-18 Youth and u-20 Junior Championships and securing his place in the South African team to compete in the CAA Southern Region Youth and Junior Championships.

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During the championships, which were held in Boksburg recently, Aaron managed to wow the crowd once again when he took home gold in the u-20 long jump event.

He secured his victory with a 7.39m jump, 71cm ahead of his nearest competition.

Coach Stephanè Kotzè felt that Aaron could have done better.

“It was not a great day for long jump,” he said.

“Aaron really hasn’t had luck with the weather this season, as well as with his take-off – which is something we can at least work on.”

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Aaron hopes, with his win at the CAA Southern Region Youth and Junior Championships, he will secure a spot in the team heading to the World Championships that will be held in Finland in June.

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