Once a jumper from a small, Division II HBCU in Alabama, Jeff Henderson is now the long jump champion of the world.
The former Stillman College long jumper secured the gold medal in Rio on Saturday with a jump of 27 feet, 6 inches, besting South African Greg Rutherford by one centimeter to win.
It was the FINAL jump that clinched the #Gold medal for @Jeffery_henders! 🇺🇸 https://t.co/meVdbHiWZo pic.twitter.com/h4MpUdYuHg
— U.S. Olympic Team (@TeamUSA) August 14, 2016
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsHenderson won the 100m and long jump titles in Division II in 2013,
August 14, 2016 at 12:39 pm
Congratulations!! The training of Faith & Hope translated into your triumph of God given abilities. REPRESENT PROUDLY! !