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Siti Noor Radiah bags bronze in Paralympics long jump

PETALING JAYA: Siti Noor Radiah leapt to a surprise bronze medal in the women’s T20 (intellectual disability) long jump final at the Rio Paralympics to give the nation an inspiring Malaysia Day gift.

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Rio Paralympics: Siti Noor Iasah's family rooting for her in long jump event

KULAI: National Paralympian Siti Noor Iasah Mohamad Ariffin's family is staying positive for her performance in the next event - long jump - under the women’s T20 (intellectual disability) category set to take place tonight (Thursday).

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Sin Mei shatters national mark en route to long jump bronze

Ngew Sin Mei only treated yesterday's long jump event as a tune-up for the triple jump competition, which will be held Monday.

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Jonathan leaps to long jump gold despite short training stint

JONATHAN Wong Kar Gee only joined the national para athletics long jump team in March.

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Athletics - Long jump champion Saladino fails to qualify

LONDON (Reuters) - Olympic champion Irving Saladino's bid to defend his long jump title at the London Games came to a premature end when the Panamanian failed to record a legal jump in qualifying on Friday.

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Reese unleashes the beast for a third long jump crown

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Brittney Reese unleashed the beast in one giant leap to become the first woman to win three long jump titles at the world championships on Sunday.

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American Bartoletta rolls back years in long jump

BEIJING, Aug 28 (Reuters) - - American champion Tianna Bartoletta became world long jump champion once again on Friday, snatching the gold medal with a leap of 7.14 metres in the final round. Britain's Shara Proctor had led the competition after breaking her own national record with a 7.07m jump in the third round.

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Bolt mulls swapping sprinting for long jump

LONDON: Jamaicas Usain Bolt has said he is considering switching sprinting for long jump before the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Athletics: American Reese claims long jump gold

LONDON (Reuters) - America's world indoor and outdoor champion Brittney Reese added an Olympic long jump gold medal to her growing list of titles on Wednesday with the second biggest jump in the world this year.

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Jones adds long jump as part of comeback trail

Triple Olympic champion Marion Jones said on Tuesday she had added a long jump competition in Athens to her comeback indoor season.