University of Tennessee legend Tina Bartoletta has achieved yet another monstrous milestone in her career, earning the bronze medal for the women's long jump in the London 2017 IAAF World Championships at London Stadium.
Coming fresh off of her victory in the USATF Outdoor Track and Field Championship back in June, Bartoletta tweeted how proud she was - as well she should be - about her victory Friday.
I am so proud of this medal. I didn't execute well enough to keep my title but I damn sure never stopped fighting.— Tianna T. Bartoletta (@tibartoletta) August 11, 2017
She entered her sixth and final jump holding fourth place. Her fifth attempt was a leap of 6.88 meters, which she then bested on her final attempt, logging a 6.97 meter leap.
That would be enough to propel her into third place. Her American counterpart Brittney Reese took home gold with a jump of 7.02 meters.
You can check out all of the results here.
Bartoletta is not done. She plans to run for the United States in the women's 4x100 today as well, only furthering her legendary status.
CONGRATS to #VFL & UT LEGEND @tibartoletta on earning bronze in the long jump at @IAAFWorldChamps #London2017!— UT Track & Field/XC (@Vol_Track) August 11, 2017
This comes about a week after former Vols Christian Coleman and Justin Gatlin beat Usain Bolt in the men's 100 meter final at the IAAF World Championships in London.
Another round of congrats for Bartoletta and the rest of the UT Track & Field/Cross Country program! You can check out the full story at utsports.com.