LONDON, Aug 10: World champion Christian Taylor produced this year’s biggest jump to take gold in the men’s triple jump in an American one-two at the London Olympic Games on Thursday.

Taylor’s season’s best mark of 17.81 metres was enough to finish ahead of US compatriot Will Claye, who took silver with a jump of 17.62 metres.

Italy’s European champion Fabrizio Donato, 35, finished in bronze with a jump of 17.48 metres.

Taylor, already the leading jumper in the world this year with a mark of 17.63 set in June, missed his first two jumps and only landed three all night.

His fourth attempt was the one that mattered, though, taking him above Claye who had been leading.—Reuters

Updated Aug 10, 2012 09:01pm

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