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Maggi wins Olympic long jump for Brazil

Maggi wins Olympic long jump for Brazil

Maurren Higa Maggi of Brazil has won the gold medal in the women's long jump at the Beijing Olympics.
The world indoors silver medalist led from the first round at 7.04 meters, and didn't improve that mark on Friday at the Bird's Nest.
World and Olympic champion Tatyana Lebedeva of Russia, who took silver in the triple jump, got another silver in the long jump, finishing only one centimeter behind on her final attempt.
Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria took bronze.
Carolina Kluft, the three-time world champion and 2004 Athens Olympic champion in the heptathlon, finished ninth. World indoor champion Naide Gomes didn't qualify for the final and Lyudmila Blonska was disqualified after failing a doping test.