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Marquise Goodwin's Olympic bid falls short

Marquise Goodwin did not finish in the Top 3 on Sunday night.

Taking the 12th and final spot, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Marquise Goodwin just qualified for the Olympic trial finals on Saturday. On Sunday, Goodwin needed a Top 3 finish to qualify for the Olympic long jump team. Unfortunately for Goodwin, the wide receiver finished in seventh place. 

Goodwin's first attempt on Sunday night saw him jump 7.92m (26-00.00). 


After each jumper had gone through a second rotation, Goodwin fell to seventh place.

In his third attempt, Goodwin had his best jump. He traveled 8.25m (27-0 3/4). It temporarily moved the receiver back to third place, but other jumpers bumped Goodwin down the rankings. After he fouled on his fourth attempt, Goodwin found himself back in seventh place. He remained there after his fifth and sixth jumps.

Although Goodwin had hoped to represent the United States in Rio, he'll now be able to attend training camp at St. John Fisher College. The wide receiver will now have a full training camp to show the Bills coaching staff that he belongs on the team's 53-man roster. 


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