Chaunte Lowe is back. Even she was surprised on the win and also the height of the victory. Here is how Chaunte won the gold medal in the World Indoors!
In one of the lowest heights for a world indoor champs victory, Chaunte Lowe took her time, cleared heights and did it better, today, than anyone else in the competition. Chaunte Lowe cleared 1.84m and 1.88m on her first attempts. She took two to clear 1.92m, two to clear 1.95m and one to clear 1.98m.
Ebba Jungmark of Sweden, must have listened to her new manager, Daniele Wessfeldt. She cleared 1.84m, 1.88m, 1.92m, 1.95m on her first attempts. Her three attempts at 1.98m failed, so she took the silver.
Anna Chicherova of Russia, who has cleared 2.06m this year, tied for the silver with Jungmark and also Di Martino. Chicherova cleared 1.84m, 1.88m, 1.92m, 1.95m on her first attempts, and her three attempts at 1.98m were not positive.
Antoinetta Di Martino of Italy also tied for the silver. She cleared 1.84m, 1.88m, 1.92m and 1.95m on her first attempts and ditto with 1.98m.
Chaunte Lowe made three attempts at 2 meters, and did not clear. Did not matter, she had the gold anyway!
Here is how Chaunte described her golden performance:
excited. I wanted this to happen. I didn’t think it would be this easy.
I knew I had to make that last height on my first attempt. I put
everything into that jump. I just knew that I had to keep fighting. It
feels so good to come here and get the victory. I feel so blessed.
Something just clicked with me right before USA Indoors. I changed
something with my approach and I hope to take this momentum into
Women’s high jump: 1. Chaunte Howard, USA, 1.98m, 2. Ebba Jungmark, Sweden, 1.95m,
2. Anna Chicherova, RUS, 1.95m, 2. Antoinetta Di Martino, Italy, 1.95m, 5. Tia Hellebaut, BEL, 1.95m, 6. Ruth Beitia, ESP, 1.95m
For more on the high jump, please click here: World Indoors, Day 2
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