Brittney Reese 

Brittney Reese 

Dmitry Rozhkov, Wikimedia Commons

Brittney Reese of Inglewood, CA has won the gold medal for the United States in the women's long jump at the 2017 International Association of Athletics Federation World Championship in London, England. The win occurred on Friday and for Reese it was her fourth world championship gold medal as she also won at the 2009 IAAF World Championship in Berlin, the 2011 IAAF World Championship in Daegu and the 2013 IAAF World Championship in Moscow. 

In London, Reese jumped 7.02 metres. Darya Klishina of Russia (who is competing for the Authorised Neutral Athletes because the Russian Athletic Association is under suspension by the IAAF) won the silver medal with a jump of 7 metres, a seasonal best. Reigning Olympic gold medalist Tianna Bartoletta of Elyria, OH won the bronze medal with a jump of 6.97 metres. 

Reese earned a podium position by 0.06 metres. Ivana Spanovic of Serbia finished in fourth place with a jump of 6.96 metres. 

Reese only registered a jump on two of her six attempts. She had a registered jump of 6.75 metres on her first attempt, but did not register a jump on her second, fourth, fifth and sixth attempts. 

The only time Reese did not win the world championship over the last eight years was the 2015 IAAF World Championship. Two years ago in Beijing, Reese only jumped 6.39 metres in qualification and did not register for the final in an event won by Bartoletta.