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Tianna Bartoletta takes third in long jump at world championships

Tianna Bartoletta takes third in long jump at world championships

Three-time Olympic champion Tianna Bartoletta, three-time world champion Brittney Reese and 2016 Olympian Ajee Wilson are among the US athletes going after medals in the final weekend of the IAAF World Championships in London.

Reese jumped 21 feet, 0.5 inches on her third attempt to claim her fourth IAAF World Outdoor Championship at Olympic Stadium, site of her 2012 Olympic gold medal win.

Titleholder and Olympic champion Tianna Bartoletta won bronze, while Spanovic missed out on a medal at a global finals for the first time since 2013.

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Brittney Reese of the United States won her fourth world title in the long jump with a mark of 7.02 meters. "I'm not done yet, I can assure you", said an emotional Reese who lost her grandfather recently. "I was doing this for him and I know he would have been cheering for me".

Emma Coburn took the lead for good at the final water jump and kicked for home to finish in a championship record of 9:02.58, with Courtney Frerichs taking second in 9:03.77.