Thu, 09 Aug 2012 12:01:59 GMT | By IANS

Olympic long jump : America's Reese wins women's gold

London: Double world champion Brittney Reese leaped 7.12 metres to win Olympic gold in the women's long jump Wednesday.


Olympic long jump : America's Reese wins women's gold (© AP)

Russia's Yelena Sokolova posted a personal best of 7.07 metres for silver.

Janay Deloach of the US snatched the bronze medal by just one centimetre with her last jump of 6.89, leaving Latvia's Ineta Radevica out of the medals.

Anna Nazarova, who has jumped 7.11 this year, had to settle for fifth with 6.77.