USA’s Brittney Reese Qualifies for Olympic Final in Women’s Long Jump
US Champion has longest jump in qualification round, now looking for a medal
Beijing China - August 19, 2008
World Express Athletic Management’s newest signee Brittney Reese continues her quest for Portugal) did not qualify for the final.in the women’s long jump event. At 9:40am Beijing time (9:40pm EST), Reese got up early this morning and went to work. Her job now as a professional T&F athlete is to jump farther then her competition and win major championships. She completed a great day at work by qualifying for the Olympic final with the longest jump in the early morning rounds (6.87m). She is now the favorite to win a medal especially since the event world leader (Nadia Gomes -
In the Olympics, athletes in their respective events must compete in qualifying rounds in order to determine the 8 finalists (12 finalists for field events). In these finals, the top 3 finishers are awarded medals. Usually the qualifying rounds involve 30-40+ athletes from all across the world.
Reese who was a 3-time NCAA Champion for Ole Miss turned pro Olympic Games would cement her as one of the best, if not the best women’s long jumper in the world.and signed with World Express. She won this year’s US Olympic Trials with a career best of 6.95m. Thus, her jump of 6.87m20in the qualifying round suggest there is plenty more in the tank for the finals. Her jump of 6.95m is the=2 03rd best jump in the world this year and a medal in the
Leading up to the Olympic Games, Reese traveled to Europe for the first time and competed against the world’s best. In Stockholm at the DN Galan meeting she placed 2nd with a jump of 6.80m and then travel to Monte Carlo and placed 2nd again this time with a jump of 6.76m. At both european meets the winner was Gomes of Portugal. But now without Gomes in the finals, the road is clear for Reese to hopefully win a medal.
Last year at the World Outdoor T&F Championships in Osaka Japan, Reese made the finals and placed 8th as a college sophomore. Thus, with that international and major championship experience Reese is well prepared for peak performances in Beijing.
The finals of the women’s long jump is scheduled for. All 12 competitors will receive 3 jumps with only the best 8 jumpers being awarded 3 additional jumps toward deciding the top 3.
Also, will run in the qualifying rounds of the Men’s 4×400m relay.
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Thank you,Mark A. Pryor
World Express Athletic Mgmt.