London 2017: Ugen fifth in long jump final
PUBLISHED: 21:30 11 August 2017 | UPDATED: 21:30 11 August 2017
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Disappointment for Thames Valley Harriers star
Thames Valley Harriers Lorraine Ugen had to settle for fifth place in the final of the women’s long jump at the World Champinoships at London Stadium.
Only five centimetres separated the three medal winners, as American Brittney Reese won her fourth world title with 7.02 metres.
Darya Klishina took silver with 7.00, while bronze went to Tianna Bartoletta of the United States with 6.97.
British champion Ugen, 25, managed a best of 6.72 and said: “I am actually kind of disappointed. I know that two years ago, coming fifth in the world, I would’ve been happy with it but this year it wasn’t as satisfying.
“I know that I wanted to come out here and get a medal. Throwing away so many jumps by fouling and not getting everything together is disappointing.
“I tried to give as much as I could but it didn’t work out. My runway just wasn’t quite clicking. I probably have to go back and talk with my coach who will be able give me more feedback on what the real issue was on the runway because it just wasn’t working out.
“Third place today was my equal PB and I knew is what going to take one of my biggest ever jumps to win a medal but I was feeling in really good shape. At training camp I was feeling really good and running really fast but it just didn’t work out.”