Jones secures Olympics spot

Marion Jones will compete in this summer's Olympic Games after she won the long jump competition at the US Olympic trials.

Marion Jones will compete in this summer's Olympic Games after she won the long jump competition at the US Olympic trials.

The three-time Olympic champion produced a leap of 7.11m - well within the qualifying standard of 6.70m - to book her place on the US squad.

Jones won a bronze medal in the long jump in Sydney four years ago.

"I think I had just a little bit of motivation," Jones said. "It feels really good and I had fun out there."

The 28-year-old will not defend her 100m title in Athens after finishing a disappointing fifth in the trials.

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