Ariane Friederich is one of the most emotional athletes on the circuit. She is also very popular with the young fans. It is the combination of the bleached hair, her athleticism and post jump theatrics that attracts many. Per the following short piece by Alfons Juck, our global eyes, that we salute her thoughtful gesture, in supporting the future of the sport…
(CZE): In an unprecedented gesture the top German high jumper Ariane Friedrich
returned half of the appearance fee received from the Hustopece high jump meet
in January (part of Moravia High Jump Tour). The amount should support the
young athletes of the Hustopece club. She did the same in connection with
Arnstadt meet which followed Hustopece. At the Czech venue what was her first
jump after a long break she cleared 184 cm and was 9th. â€žI want to give an
example also for other athletes that in such situations this is the right step.
My result was not at the level as I planned and I think the returned amount
will be useful for the young athletes in the city,” said Friedrich.
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