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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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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.

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Shahrul stuns the field to walk away with long jump gold

MALAYSIA clinched the men's long jump gold from an unlikely source, Mohamed Shahrul Amri Suhaimi, who produced a last gasp 7.65m effort in his final jump to stun the rest of the field at the My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi Thursday.

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Rutherford completes long jump full house

BEIJING, Aug 25 (Reuters) - - Britain's Greg Rutherford completed a full-house of major titles on Tuesday when he added world gold to his Olympic, Commonwealth and European long jump crowns.

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Rutherford completes long jump full house

BEIJING, Aug 25 (Reuters) - - Britain's Greg Rutherford completed a full-house of major titles on Tuesday when he added world gold to his Olympic, Commonwealth and European long jump crowns.