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BARTOLETTA BEATS BRITTNEY

TIANNA BARTOLETTA LEAPS LONG TO LEAD UNITED STATES ONE-TWO

LONG JUMP

IT TOOK until round five for the first seven-metre leap of the competition, but from there they kept coming as all three eventual medallists bettered the mark for a brilliant battle.

The final saw world champion versus defending champion and in the end there was just two centimetres in it as Tianna Bartoletta took the title ahead of London 2012 winner Brittney Reese.

It was the first time that USA had claimed a one-two in this event, with Bartoletta jumping a 7.17m PB ahead of Reese’s 7.15m. Ivana Španovic bagged the bronze with a Serbian record-breaking 7.08m.

“This medal means a lot,” said the winner, who added Olympic gold to her two world titles claimed 10 years apart in 2005 and 2015. “This year didn’t go smoothly, it had lots of ups and downs and rough patches, so it really feels good that when you set a goal, no matter what happens, you’ve put your head down to focus on the things you can control.”

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RIO 2016 COVERAGE 6 Introduction and medal table MEN 8 200m 10 1500m 12 5000m 14 3000m s’chase 16 110m hurdles 17 400m hurdles 18 High jump 19 Triple jump 20 Shot put 21 Hammer 22 Javelin 24 Decathlon 26 50km walk 28 Marathon 30 4x100m 31 4x400m WOMEN 34 200m 36 800m 38 1500m 40 5000m 42 100m hurdles 44 400m hurdles 45 High jump 46 Long jump 48 Pole vault 49 Discus 50 Javelin 51 20km walk 52 4x100m 53 4x400m NEWS 56 Chris Thompson’s tribute to Mo Farah 57 Coach tips Andy Butchart for podium 58 Danny Talbot pleased with 2016 60 Jess Judd switches coaches PERFORMANCE 62 Sports science news 64 Athlete Insight – Jake Wightman 66 ‘Overspeed’ training for sprints RESULTS & FIXTURES 68 Results round-up, including Manchester International and BMC Stretford Grand Prix 77 What’s On – fixtures guide REGULARS 82 DIP FINISH

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