RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Tianna Bartoletta of the United States leapt a personal best of 7.17m to claim gold in the women's long jump on Wednesday.
Her American team-mate and defending Olympic champion Brittney Reese battled it out with Serbia's Ivana Spanovic for second place, ultimately taking silver with a jump measuring 7.15m on her last attempt.
Spanovic went home with bronze after setting a national record of 7.08m.
Russia's Darya Klishina, the country's only track and field athlete in Rio, finished ninth after failing to make a mark beyond 6.63m.
Klishina had been carrying the medal hopes of her Russian team-mates who were excluded from the Games following revelations of state-backed doping in the country, and only won an appeal against her own ban on Monday.