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

Updated: Aug 09, 2012, 03:26 AM IST

London: 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.

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