London 2017 Memories: In praise of Da LJ Beast-Brittney Reese!


Brittney Reese competes in the long jump like no other. With the likes of Ivana Spanovic, Tianna Bartoletta and Dariya Klishina (also Lorraine Ugen), the womens' LJ is one of the intruiging events on the circuit.

Brittney Reese needed to jump 7.02m to gain her gold medal, her fourth outdoors! Dariya Klishina had her best jump in six years, with a 7.00m, and Tianna Bartoletta, after two months of personal hell, and difficult long jump, where she only got her step down on jump five, took the bronze by one centimeter!

I want to come back to Brittney Reese. I have known Brittney for years. I absolutely love her athleticism, and her ability to compete, event after event. She is an absolutely fun interview. I did not know, until Brittney's recent post, that some racists pigs were sending her social media junk that is hateful. Brittney posted a few on the social media world and it outraged me. Brittney uses those responses as motivation.

Thinking of how classy that Brittney Reese has always been and how she stays. Consider this: Brittney has won gold and silver in Olympics, four golds in World Outdoors and three golds in world indoors! She is the long jump goddess!

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