The 28th Banskobystricka latka meeting is always a fine event. Focused on the high jump, the meeting had a 2.06m jump last year from Yaroslav Mihuchikh, the Olympic silver medalist and European indoor champion.
Mariya Lasitskene, London 2017, photo by Mike Deering / The Shoe Addicts
The fields are assembled to bring the best jumpers in a head-to-head competition. In the intimate setting, with an enthused audience, the jumpers get into it and the hope is that they go very high!
We will be covering the meet tomorrow and hoping to get a link to the meet as well.
Top high jumpers want to perform well
BANSKA BYSTRICA (SVK): Olympic winner Mariya Lasitskene wants to perform well in her opening meet of 2022 at the 28th Banskobystricka latka in Slovakia (WIT Silver) on Tuesday. “My main goal is the World Indoors where I will try to defend my title,” she said at a press conference in Slovakia. “I trained well but do not ask for any result prediction, I will try to do my best,” she said. In the 10 women’s field, 7 are Olympic finalists from Tokyo. Interesting indoor debut for Australian Eleanor Patterson. Korean World leader Woo Sanghyeok aims to jump higher than 2.36m recently in Hustopece. “My training is going well and I hope to jump higher. I will stay in Europe until the World Indoors,” he said. US star JuVaugh Harrison claimed it is cold for him in Europe but admitted currently better for him is the high jump. “But I will decide later after Banska when I will be back in the US which events to do at the US Indoors,” he said. Men field has 14 jumpers, four Olympic finalists from Tokyo, and 9 with 230+ personal bests.
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