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Brittney Reese wins long jump

Updated: August 9, 2012, 2:44 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- After leaving the most important decision of her career up to her persuasive mother, Brittney Reese knew there was only one place to start looking when it was time to celebrate her Olympic gold medal in the long jump.

Reese claimed one of the three gold medals the U.S. track and field team won Wednesday night at the London Games, becoming the first American woman to win the Olympic long jump title since Jackie Joyner-Kersee in 1988.

"It's a surreal moment," she said. "I got ...

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