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Rio Olympics: Jeff Henderson wins gold in men’s long jump

United States' Jeff Henderson celebrates with the U.S.

United States' Jeff Henderson celebrates with the U.S. flag after winning the gold medal in the men's long jump final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. Credit: AP / Matt Dunham

Jeff Henderson of the United States overtook Luvo Manyonga of South Africa on his last jump to win the Olympic long jump gold medal.

Manyonga took the lead on his penultimate jump with a mark of 8.37 meters and during a tense sixth and final round, Henderson bettered it by 1 centimeter.

Defending champion Greg Rutherford of Britain took bronze on Saturday.

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