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One jump enough to qualify

28†July†2002

Englandís long jump specialist Jade Johnson only had to jump once to qualify for the final Monday 29 July.

Jade Johnson

Jade Johnson

Johnsonís first and only attempt was as long as 6.65 metres and with the qualifying length set at 6.55m Johnson could pack her bags and leave the stadium early.

The first of the two semi finals saw Australiaís Bronwyn Thompson qualify at the top of the group with a jump of 6.47m.

Also qualifying for the final are: Chinedu Odozor, Nigeria, Chantal Brunner, New Zealand, Elva Goulbourne, Jamaica, Irene Charalambous, Cypres, Anju Bobby George, India, Jackie Edwards, Bahamas, Ruth Irving, Scotland, Esther Aghatise, Nigeria.

The two English long jumpers Sarah Claxton (6.08) and Ann Danson (6.09) also managed to qualify to the final.

Claxton overstepped twice during her qualifying jumps but she was lucky enough to get to the final anyway.

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