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.