Mitchell Watt wins New York long jump event from Fabrice Lapierre


Created: 10 June 2012
World titles silver medallist Mitchell Watt has edged out fellow Australian Fabrice Lapierre to win the long jump at the Diamond League meet in New York.

Competing on the international stage for the first time this year, Watt's only legal jump of 8.16m proved just enough to win the competition, with Lapierre improving to 8.14m in the third round.

While Watt is one of the red-hot favourites to win gold at the upcoming London Olympics, Lapierre - the reigning Commonwealth and 2010 world indoor champion - has only one more shot to book his spot on the Games team.

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