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• Spanovic Wins Long Jump With 7.04m in Tarragona

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Serbia's track and field superstar, Ivana Spanovic, won the Mediterranean games long jump gold equalling the World lead on Wednesday, June 27 in Tarragona, Spain (video below).

Spanovic produced an exellent series of 7.04m (+2.2), 6.99m (+1.8)WL, 6.95m (+1.3), 6.79m (+1.5) to claim the women's long jump gold at 201  Mediterranean. Spanovic's second round 6.99m (+1.8) performance equalled the 2018 World lead in the women's long jump. Spain's Juliet won the silver medal with 6.83m leap as her compatriot Fatima Diame concluded the women's long jump podium with 6.68m.

In the women's hammer throw final Alexandra Tavernier  of France prevailed with 73.67m throw beating Turkey's Kivilcim Salaman Kaya into second (71.07m). Another French athlete Camile Saint Luce won the bronze medal with a throw of 68.93m.

Soufiane El-Bakkali took the  men's 3000m steeple gold in 8.20.97 over Tunisia's Amor Ben Yahia (silver 8:26.14) and Italy's Yohannes Chiappinelli (bronze 8:32.06). Morrocans also dominated the men's 5000m final as Youness Essalhi (13:56.12) and Soufiyan Bouqantar (13:56.28) in a thriller finish took gold and silver respectively. Yemaneberhan Crippa won bronze for Italy in 13:56.53.

The 2018 Mediterranean games take place in Tarragona, Spain from June 27 to 30. 

See athletics results here.

Watch Ivana Spanovic wins long jump



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