Blanka Vlasic jumps 2.03 - personal best
Blanka Vlasic (CROATIA) (Göran Lenz)
Vlasic jumps 2.03
Wednesday 11 August 2004
Ljubljana, Slovenia - A 2.03 clearance by Blanka Vlasic of Croatia in the women’s High Jump, a final pre-Olympic tune up by Ana Guevara, and double sprint wins by Athens-bound locals, highlighted the Ljubljana EAA permit meeting in Slovenia’s capital.
Vlasic - personal best
After early misses at 1.87 and 1.96, Vlasic, the 19-year-old two-time World junior champion topped 2 metres and 2.03 on her first attempt.
“I‘m surprised with these heights because sometimes they’re really problematic for me,” said Vlasic, who has now bettered 2 metres three times this
season, including a previous PB of 2.02 from Bastad three-and-a-half weeks ago. “Two meters is still a barrier in my mind. I’m glad that I’m getting
over it more easily now.” While pleased with her efforts, her clearances, she said, weren’t perfect jumps, and she doesn’t want to read too much into
what might be in store in Athens.
“I don’t want to get too much confidence, because then it’s not right. This jump only means that I have a new PB of 2.03; it doesn’t mean that I’ll
finish in the top three in Athens.” Choosing to relax and avoid the hustle and bustle of Athens, Vlasic won’t be arriving in the Greek capital until
August 24, and will compete once more in Freiburg on Friday.