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Women’s Long Jump: Mihambo with the Golden Point landing
The drama in the sandpit had its second show in the women’s competition on Tuesday. As with the men the day before The decision also came in the woman’s head. In the crime thriller – which was also a heated battle at 36 degrees Celsius – the world champion finally succeeded Malaika Mihambo Longest jump with the last attempt at exactly 7.0 metres. Before the final fireworks show, she was third with 6.95m. Second place went to London Olympic champion Brittney Reese (USA/6.97m), who advanced to the fifth round, ahead of World Player of the Year Ese Brume (NIG/6.97 with second best distance).
In 2016 in Rio, Mihambo narrowly missed a medal in her Olympic debut for fourth place. Now, the 27-year-old is the fourth German Olympic champion in the long jump since 1948. Heik Dreschler last made it to the Olympic winners list in 1992 and 2000.
SRF II, sportlive, 03.08.2021 1:55 a.m.; try / agency
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