Juan Miguel Echevarria from Cuba won a amazing long jump at the IAAF World Indoor Championships 2018 on Friday that stirred memories of epic past contests as the Cuban refused to buckle under a fierce challenge from outdoor champion Luvo Manyonga.

The 19-year-old should have rolled over once his leap of 8.28 metres was trumped by the South African who, after two huge no jumps, scraped into the final stages with 8.33.

But instead of accepting the seemingly inevitable, Echevarria responded by first jumping 8.36 to move back into the lead and then, after Manyonga responded with 8.44, bettered what was already a personal best to win with a fifth jump of 8.46.