Rio 2016 Olympics American Taylor leaps to second gold

Taylor, the defending Olympic and world champion, made his mark of 17.86 metres at the first attempt, staking a claim for the podium top spot his rivals were unable to match.

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Athletics - Men's Triple Jump Final play Christian Taylor (USA) of USA celebrates after winning gold. (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach )
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Christian Taylor of the United States retained his Olympic men's triple jump title on Tuesday by jumping further than anyone else has recorded this season.

Taylor, the defending Olympic and world champion, made his mark of 17.86 metres at the first attempt, staking a claim for the podium top spot his rivals were unable to match.

His American team mate Will Claye leapt 17.76 metres to take silver. China's Dong Bin went home with bronze after jumping 17.58 metres on his first attempt and failing to make a mark for the rest of the competition.

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