London, Aug 12: American Brittney Reese claimed her fourth women’s long jump world title at the World Athletics Championships here. Reese, who had previously won the event in 2009, 2011 and 2013, soared and landed at 7.02 meters for the gold. Darya Klishina of Russia took silver in a season-best 7 meters and another American Tianna Bartoletta, the reigning Olympic champion, finished third in 6.97.
Reese, who also won the gold medal in the same stadium five years ago at the 2012 Olympic Games, made the winning jump in her third attempt after her only successful trial in the first one of 6.75. The 30-year-old dedicated her victory to her grandfather, who had died two weeks earlier. In her sombre post-race activity, she displayed the words that had been written on the inside of her vest number - “RIP Paw Paw.” IANS