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U.S. goes 1-2 in women’s long jump, Bartoletta takes gold

Athletics - Olympics: Day 12

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 17: Tianna Bartoletta of the United States celebrates with the American flag after winning the gold medal in the Women’s Long Jump Final on Day 12 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

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Four years after taking gold in the long jump, Brittney Reese was prevented from making it two straight by another American.

Tianna Bartoletta took gold in the women’s long jump with an event-best jump of 23 feet, 6 ¼ inches. Bartoletta’s gold medal-winning jump came on her fifth attempt of the evening, and it stood despite Reese’s best attempt to get into gold medal position. In addition to winning gold, Bartoletta’s gold medal-winning jump is the fifth best in American history.

WATCH: Bartoletta, Reese claim gold, silver in long jump

Reese’s final attempt of the night of 23 feet, 5 ½ inches was close, but not good enough to take the top spot. Taking bronze was Ivana Spanovic of Serbia with a best jump of 23 feet, 2 ¾ inches.

This is only the third time that a country has taken gold and silver in the women’s long jump, with Romania (1984) and Russia (2004) being the other nations to do so. The U.S. has now won three Olympic gold medals in the long jump, with Jackie Joyner-Kersee being the first to do so in 1988.