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Richmond edged McKinney with jump in July

Updated: August 10, 2004, 12:13 PM ET
Associated Press

Long jumper Rose Richmond had some fast packing to do after getting last-minute notification that she'd be on the U.S. Olympic team.

Richmond placed fourth in last month's Olympic trials, her 21-6¼ leaving her a half-inch behind Akiba McKinney. But she knew that McKinney would have to meet the qualifying standard of 21-11¾ to ensure herself a place on the team.

McKinney's last chance to do so was Sunday in Germany's three-nation Team Challenge, where she finished ...

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