BEIJING (AP) -- Maurren Higa Maggi of Brazil won the gold medal in the women's long jump on Friday night at the Bird's Nest stadium.
The world indoors silver medalist led from the first round at 7.04 meters (23 feet, 1 1/4 inches), and didn't improve that mark.
World and Olympic champion Tatyana Lebedeva of Russia, who took silver in the triple jump, got another silver in the long jump, finishing only one centimeter (1/2 inch) behind on her final attempt.
Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria took bronze. Carolina Kluft, the three-time world champion and 2004 Athens Olympics heptathlon champion, finished ninth. World indoors champion Naide Gomes didn't qualify for the final, and Lyudmila Blonska was disqualified after failing a doping test.
From the ease of Usain Bolt's record-smashing 100m to the sweep in the women's 100m, the world is learning what Jamaicans knew all along: This Caribbean nation is no joke when it comes to track and field.