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Christian Taylor wins triple jump

Updated: August 9, 2012, 8:51 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Christian Taylor won the Olympic triple jump gold medal on Thursday night to go with his world title, overtaking U.S. teammate Will Claye with his fourth jump in the final.

Taylor continued his season-leading form with a best jump of 17.81 meters, 19 centimeters clear of second-place Claye. Italy's Fabrizio Donato, the 35-year-old European champion, took bronze at 17.48.

Taylor is the world champion outdoors and Claye has the world indoor title, and together they're looking ...

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