Olympic long jump : America’s Reese wins women’s gold

August 9th, 2012 - 4:16 am ICT by IANS  

London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Double world champion Brittney Reese leaped 7.12 metres to win Olympic gold in the women’s long jump Wednesday.

Russia’s Yelena Sokolova posted a personal best of 7.07 metres for silver.

Janay Deloach of the US snatched the bronze medal by just one centimetre with her last jump of 6.89, leaving Latvia’s Ineta Radevica out of the medals.

Anna Nazarova, who has jumped 7.11 this year, had to settle for fifth with 6.77.

–IANS/RIA Novosti
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