Irving Jahir Saladino Aranda, from Colon, Panama, took gold in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China, in the long jump. His jump of 8.34 meters was .1 meter further than the second place finisher. How great is that! The first ever Panamanian Gold Olympic medal.
I was watching it on channel 12 and it was as exciting an event as it could be. What a feat!