Elyria native Tianna Bartoletta defeated fellow countrywoman Brittany Reece in the finals of the long jump at the Rio Olympics to capture her second career gold medal.
Elyria native Tianna Bartoletta jumps Wednesday during the women's long jump final in the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. AP
Bartoletta, the 2016 world champion in the long jump, jumped 7.17 meters, beating Reese's jump of 7.15 meters at Olympic Stadium on Wednesday night in Rio de Janeiro.
Ivana Spanovic of Serbia finished third.
Bartoletta, a state champion at Elyria High School, also won a gold medal in 2012 in London as a member of the U.S. women's 4-by-100-meter relay. At the Rio games, she also competed in the women’s 100-meter sprint but did not make the event’s finals.
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