Malaika Mihambo of Germany competes in the women's long jump final at the World Athletics Championships on Sunday, July 24, 2022, in Eugene. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)AP

Malaika Mihambo is a 2022 champion long jumper. She’s also a concert pianist who discovered the instrument when she was 22.

Musicians and athletes have a lot in common. Diligence, discipline and passion, which you have to show in order to achieve good results and progress, are particularly important’’.

Malaika Mihambo

Germany’s Malaika Mihambo won her third consecutive global gold medal in the women’s long jump at the World Athletics Championships on Sunday night at Hayward Field in Eugene. She leaped 23 feet, 4 1/2 inches (7.12m) on that last jump. She also won the 2019 world championships and at last year’s Tokyo Olympics.

Malaika Mihambo of Germany competes in the women's long jump final at the World Athletics Championships on Sunday, July 24, 2022, in Eugene. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)AP

I knew that I can do it, that I can make a valid third attempt. That is what I did and after that, there was no pressure.”

Malaika Mihambo

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