Jesse Williams wins men's high jump at worlds

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USA's Jesse Williams reacts after clearing the bar in the Men's High Jump final at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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USA's Jesse Williams reacts after clearing the bar in the Men's High Jump final at the World Athletics …

DAEGU, South Korea (AP) — Jesse Williams of the United States won the men's high jump at the world championships on Thursday, clearing 2.35 meters.

Williams, who has the season's top mark of 2.37, cleared the same height as silver-medalist Aleksey Dmitrik of Russia, but won the gold with fewer misses earlier in the competition.

Trevor Barry of the Bahamas took bronze by clearing 2.32.

Williams is the first American to win the high jump since Charles Austin in 1991.

Defending champion Yaroslav Rybakov of Russia missed the worlds because of injury

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