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    Darya Klishina competes in the long jump event at the Russian Track and Field Athletics Championship in Cheboksary.

    Russia's Klishina Takes Silver in Long Jump at London 2017

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    Russian long jumper Darya Klishina on Friday won silver at the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Klishina's best attempt in the finals marked 7 meters.

    Klishina is one of 19 Russian athletes competing as a 'neutral' at the World Championships.

    Prior to this victory, Klishina's highest achievement at world championships was seventh place, in 2011 and 2013.

    ​Last year, the Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) banned Russian athletes from taking part in international competitions over doping allegations. However, in January it published guidelines for Russian athletes to be able to get clearance to compete as neutrals. Klishina, who trains outside of Russia, was declared exempt from the ban in 2016.

    Earlier this month, the Congress of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) extended the temporary suspension of the Russian Athletics Federation's (RusAF) membership in the organization.

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