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Heartache for Thamesmead’s Lorraine Ugen as she misses out on long jump medal

PUBLISHED: 15:41 18 August 2016 | UPDATED: 15:41 18 August 2016

Thamesmead Olympian Lorraine Ugen at the World Indoor Championships in Portland, USA 2016, where she won a bronze medal

Thamesmead Olympian Lorraine Ugen at the World Indoor Championships in Portland, USA 2016, where she won a bronze medal

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Her 6.58m jump was not enough to put her in a medal position

Thamesmead’s Lorraine Ugen has failed to clinch a medal in the women’s long jump after competing in the final this morning.

The former Townley Grammar School pupil jumped 6.58m at Rio’s Olympic Stadium, which put her in 11th place overall.

Gold went to the USA’s Tianna Bartoletta, who jumped 7.17m, while silver went to Brittney Reese, also of the US, and bronze to Serbia’s Ivana Spanovic.

After the event, Ugen tweeted: “I’m not gonna lie I was feeling confident I could do way better than how I performed.. But hey! One Olympics down, many more to come!”

The 24-year-old, formerly a member of Bexley Athletic Club, had wanted to put the disappointment of the 2012 Olympics behind her, when she failed to qualify by just 1cm.


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