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Former Ole Miss Rebel Brittney Reese Wins Gold in Women's Long Jump

Posted by Robby Donoho | August 08, 2012 / 03:58pm | College Sports, Local Sports

LONDON, England (WCBI/AP) -- Former Ole Miss Rebel Brittney Reese won the long jump at the London Games on Wednesday night, becoming only the second U.S. woman to win the event at the Olympics.

The two-time world champion went into the competition with the best jump of the season and put down the best mark in the final with 7.12 meters on her second attempt.

She is first U.S. woman to win the Olympic long jump since Jackie Joyner-Kersee in 1988.

Russia's Elena Sokolova took the silver medal with a best jump of 7.07 meters, and Janay Deloach earned the bronze for the United States at 6.89.

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