Brazil's Maggi wins women's long jump gold

  2008-08-22 13:11:10 GMT    2008-08-22 21:11:10 (Beijing Time)    Xinhua

Brazil's Maggi wins women's long jump gold

Maurren Higa Maggi of Brazil competes during the women's long jump final at the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, during Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, Aug. 22, 2008. Maurren Higa Maggi won the title with 7.04 metres.(Xinhua/Liao Yujie)

  BEIJING, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- Brazil's Maurren Maggi won the women's long jump gold medal at the Beijing Olympic Games here on Friday.

  The 32-year-old soared and landed at 7.04 meters in her first attempt and that was enough to seal her the gold.

  Defending champion Tatiana Lebedeva of Russia took the silver with 7.03 meters and the bronze went to Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare with 6.91.