PUMA has signed Tajay Gayle, who they hope will be the next Jamaican superstar to rule the athletics landscape. He is the first Jamaican athlete to win first place in the long jump at a World Athletics Championship, which he achieved in Doha in October.

“Tajay is one of the best young talents out there,” said Pascal Rolling, Head of Running Sports Marketing for PUMA. “He recently accomplished a great feat during the recent World Champs, and we are sure he will perform great during 2020. He shares all of our brand values, making him the perfect new addition to our roster of Track and Field athletes.”

The 24 year old long jumper found his discipline by mistake while training for high jump: the landing mat was wet, which meant it was difficult to do a safe landing, and his coach suggested he does long jumps instead. He fell in love with the sport and the rest, as they say, is history.