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LSU’s Harrison pulls off epic double at U.S. Trials

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JuVaughn Harrison, aka Mr. Jumps, is headed to the Tokyo Olympics.
JuVaughn Harrison, aka Mr. Jumps, is headed to the Tokyo Olympics.(LSU Track & Field)
Published: Jun. 28, 2021 at 6:10 AM CDT
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EUGENE, Ore. (WAFB) - LSU All-American and National Champion JuVaughn Harrison is headed to Tokyo for the Olympics in not one, but two events after pulling off an epic double at the U.S. Olympic Trials.

Harrison, first qualified for the high jump, winning that event with a height of 7′ 7.75″ (2.33 meters). He later returned that night and won the long jump with a career best of 27′ 9.50″ (8.47 meters).

He becomes the first American to qualify for both events in the same Olympics since the legendary Jim Thorpe in 1912.

Harrison continues to be impressive since he has not lost a high jump competition since March 30, 2019. That includes 15 straight competitions that he has not be beaten in.

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