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Brittney Reese advances to women’s long jump final

Brittney Reese/Photo credit: AP images Brittney Reese/Photo credit: AP images
RIO DE JANEIRO -

Brittney Reese, a Gulfport native, advanced to the women's long jump final in the Olympics Tuesday night.

Reese finished third with her first jump of 6.78 meters.

She goes for back-to-back gold Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. on NBC.

Reese won gold in the women's long jump at the 2012 Summer Games in London with a jump of 7.12 meters. 

Reese is a Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and Ole Miss graduate. 

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