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Panama Wins Its First-Ever Olympic Gold Medal

BEIJING (AP) - Irving Saladino has won the men's long jump, giving Panama its first gold medal at any Olympics.

The 2007 world champion won Monday night with a best jump of 8.34 meters (27', 4½").

Khotso Mokoena of South Africa won the silver medal and Ibrahim Camejo of Cuba was 3rd.

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