In what started as an ordinary interview, Blanka Vlasic responded to my questions and those of my colleagues at the AREVA Meeting Press conference day with a depth of emotion not seen nor heard from the Croatian star.
Blanka Vlasic is one of the superstars of the sport. As she was moving to that status, injuries intervened, and for the last three years, Vlasic has high jumped with, pain, frustration and the knowledge that her hard won status at the top of the high jump food chain could disappear overnight.
On Saturday, July 5, to the delight of 35-40,000 French fans, Blanka Vlasic and Mariya Kuchina battled for high jump victory. Kuchina scored two personal bests, at 1.98 meters and 2.00 meters. Blanka Vlasic cleared two meters on her first attempt and enjoyed the pain free jump even more than the knowledgable crowd!
Here is a wonderful interview with Blanka Vlasic, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it.
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