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Smith tenth at world championships

Tyrone Smith finished tenth in the final of the long jump at the World Championships in Beijing this morning.

Smith posted a mark of 7.79 metres with his second attempt, but fouled out with his third leap and did not make it through to the last eight.

The Bermuda athlete was also long on his first jump, with the runway proving to be particularly fast at the Bird's Nest Stadium.

Jeff Henderson, of the United States, who was among the favourites going into the final also failed to make it through to the medal jumps, fouling out with two attempts either side of a jump of 7.95, which left him ninth.

Greg Rutherford, of Great Britain, won gold with a jump of 8.41, with Fabrice Lapierre, of Australia taking silver with a leap of 8.24, and Jianan Wang taking bronze with a jump of 8.18.

Meanwhile, Tre Houston, did not make it out of the heats in the 200 metres, posting a time of 20.92sec.

Gold: Rutherford celebrates winning the long jump in Beijing (Photograph by Andy Wong/AP)

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Published August 25, 2015 at 11:58 am (Updated August 25, 2015 at 11:58 am)

Smith tenth at world championships

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