Anastasiya Mokhnyuk in the pentathlon long jump at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016 (AFP / Getty Images) © Copyright
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Report: pentathlon long jump – IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016

Anastasiya Mokhnyuk had been in medal contention all along, but the Ukrainian gave herself a great chance to take the pentathlon title after leaping an outright PB of 6.66m in the long jump.

Her big jump came in the second round; it was preceded and followed by leaps of 6.37m. Mokhnyuk’s lead has now increased from eight points to 114 points with just one event to go and she looks destined to score in excess of 4900 points.

Canada’s Brianne Theisen-Eaton jumped a season’s best of 6.42m and now sits in third place overall. She will need to finish 10.7 seconds ahead of Mokhnyuk to take the gold, but her PB is only about six seconds better.

Ukraine’s Alina Fodorova jumped 6.33m to maintain her overall second-place position. She is just 36 points ahead of Theisen-Eaton and will likely be caught in the final event.

Hungary’s Gyorgyi Zsivoczky-Farkas moved up another place in the overall standings into fourth after jumping 6.28m. Britain’s Morgan Lake jumped 6.03m, meaning she will have to take one second off her 800m PB to break the world U20 indoor pentathlon record.

Jon Mulkeen for the IAAF