Brevard News

VIDEO: Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame’s Leevan Sands Earned An Olympic Medal In 2008

In the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, Sands earned his place at the winner’s stand with a bronze medal and also achieved his personal best jump with 17.59 meters, a record that still stands as tops in the Bahamas. By 15, Sands was already on an international team. Schools from throughout the United States were knocking at his parents’ door, wanting their high-jumping son for their own, and Florida Air Academy (Now Florida Prep) was fortunate enough to attract him in his junior year. […]