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Tianna Bartoletta Claims Long Jump Title At Diamond League In Oslo

By Karen Price | June 15, 2017, 5:25 p.m. (ET)

Tianna Bartoletta competes in the long jump at the 2017 Prefontaine Classic at Hayward Field on May 26, 2017 in Eugene, Ore.


Two-time Olympian Tianna Bartoletta took first place in the long jump at the IAAF Diamond League stop Thursday in Oslo, Norway.

The three-time Olympic medalist and defending Olympic long jump champion recorded a best score of 6.79 meters to beat second-place finisher Darya Klishina, an authorized neutral athlete, whose best was 6.75. Claudia Rath of Germany was third at of 6.63.

Bartoletta is currently ranked third in the world in the long jump. This was her first time competing in the event on the Diamond League circuit this season. The two-time Diamond Trophy winner in the event also won the long jump at the Seiko Golden Grand Prix in May with the same score. 

Bartoletta was also a member of the gold-medal-winning U.S. women’s 4x100-meter team that ran the second-fastest race in event history in Rio last summer.

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Also medaling in Oslo on Thursday was Kristi Castlin, who took second place in the 100-meter hurdles. Castlin won a bronze medal in the event last year in Rio as part of Team USA’s podium sweep. She ran a season-best 12.75 in Thursday’s race and tied Norway’s Isabelle Pedersen, just behind winner Pamela Dutkiewicz, of Germany, with a time of 12.73.

Diamond League action moves to Stockholm, Sweden, on Sunday, before U.S. athletes will compete in the USATF Outdoor Championships, part of the Team USA Summer Champions Series, presented by Comcast, next week in Sacramento, California.

Karen Price is a reporter from Pittsburgh who has covered Olympic sports for various publications. She is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.

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