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Gulfport’s Brittney Reese qualifies for Olympic finals

Brittney Reese qualified for the long jump finals. Her second 6.86m jump landed her the ticket...
Brittney Reese qualified for the long jump finals. Her second 6.86m jump landed her the ticket to her fourth Olympic journey.
Published: Jun. 24, 2021 at 5:41 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 31, 2021 at 8:42 PM CDT
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TOKYO (WLOX) - Gulfport’s very own ‘golden girl’ moved one step closer to becoming a two-time Olympic gold medalist.

On Saturday night, Brittney Reese qualified for the long jump finals. Her second 6.86m jump landed her the ticket to her fourth Olympic journey.

When WLOX News last spoke with Reese, she was disappointed that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were postponed due to COVID-19. However, she was determined to train and prepare for the 2021 trials, even though local gyms and the Olympic Training Center in San Diego were shut down.

She also said depending on how the Olympics play out in 2021, it may be her last event as she will look to retire from an impressive career.

The finals will be on Monday, August 2, 2021.

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