Monday, August 23, 1999 Published at 22:06 GMT 23:06 UK
Jones fails in four-gold attempt
Not enough: Marion Jones may have to settle for just three golds
Marion Jones saw her challenge for an unprecedented four gold medals come to an end in a controversial World Championship long jump final.
Jones, who had already claimed the 100m title and is also going for glory in the 200m and the sprint relay, could only finish third.
But she was beaten into second in bizarre fashion by Montalvo.
The stadium erupted in the last round of the final as Montalvo jumped a Spanish national record to steal the gold medal from both favourites.
The 31-year-old registered a jump of 7.06m, to the astonishmen of May, second with 6.94m, and Jones, third with 6.83m.
But the Italian team launched an immediate protest, after television replays appeared to show that the Spaniard's jumping foot had clearly crossed the line.
However, after 20 minutes of discussions, the appeal was rejected by the championship organisers.
There was good news for Britain, though, as Coventry's Jo Wise exceeded her hopes by finishing fifth.
Last year's Commonwealth Games champion made the final jump-off for the best eight competitors by clearing 6.75m - which remained her longest effort of the night.
Katharine Merry's impressive step-up to the 400m continued as she comfortably qualified for Tuesday's semi-final with second place in her heat in 50.86secs.
And Sinead Dudgeon's 400m hurdles challenge ended at the semi-final stage in the Olympic Stadium as she finished sixth in 55.69secs.
The British team revealed that Paula Radcliffe, one of the favourites for the 10,000m, had suffered a "niggle" in her leg while training in Portugal last week.
However, she is still expected to compete in Thursday's final.
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