John Bartoletta

Bartoletta jumps world-leading 7.12m at US Championships

In Tianna Bartoletta by John Bartoletta

Long jumper-cum-sprinter Tianna Bartoletta produced the best performance on the third day of the US Championships in Eugene on Saturday (27), flying out to a world-leading 7.12m.

She quickly took control of the competition, jumping a wind-assisted 7.02m with her first attempt to which three-time world champion Brittney Reese responded with 6.97m (-0.1m/s) later in the first round.

Bartoletta, who also finished fifth in the 100m on Friday, then improved in the second round to a personal best and world-leading distance of 7.12m (-0.4m/s) while Reese could go no farther, leaping 6.93m in round five.


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