A world-class long jumper with a world-class name – and the work ethic to match. She strikes a fine gym selfie pose, too. Say hello to Ivana Spanovic, Serbia’s world bronze medallist who has her mind fixed on toppling the great Brittney Reese.
If you want a guaranteed gold at a major championships, then the most reliable athlete to call upon is US long jumper Brittney Reese. SPIKES catches up with Reese about an amazing career so far, her big ambitions for 2014 – and why she hasn’t enjoyed greater plaudits for her success.
It took a while for Janay DeLoach Soukup to fall in love with the sport, and now she wants to have a go at everything. Meet the heptahtlon-training, hurdles-loving, Olympic medal-winning, long jumper with her eyes on Moscow gold.
Iron your arm flags, fans, it’s IAAF Diamond League time. The 2013 season starts in Doha, Qatar on Friday, with the likes of Allyson Felix, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and David Rudisha headlining an all-star cast.