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Blanka Vlasic tops 2.06 in Thessaloniki for a new Croatian Record
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  07/31/2007 | Sports , Awards | Unrated
Blanka sets a new record
Vlasic tops 2.06 in Thessaloniki

Monday 30 July 2007

 
 Blanka Vlasic in Gothenburg (Getty Images)

Clearly the best athlete of the "Olympic Meeting 2007" held today in Thessaloniki, Greece, was Croatia's Blanka Vlasic who presented a strong candidature for a medal at the upcoming World Championships in Osaka. Vlasic, who has yet to capture a medal at the World Championships outdoors or at the Olympic Games, won the competition with a leap of 2.02m and then went on to produce a world leading jump of 2.06m.

Vlasic also attempted to break the World record at 2.10m where she had three good but unsuccessful attempts.

"I enjoy jumping, I love competing in meetings, I like to celebrate every clear leap I have," Vlasic said. "I am in excellent condition and I think that I'll have a clear leap over 2.10m in one of the upcoming meetings."

With her leap, Vlasic, still just 23, added a centimetre to her own national record, and cleared two metres for the tenth time this season in 12 competitions. Only four women - two outdoors and two indoors - have jumped higher.

The Olympic Meeting Thessaloniki is one of a select group of Area meetings at which points can be acquired by athletes to qualify for the IAAF / VTB Bank World Athletics Final.

Source: http://www.iaaf.org/WAF07/news/Kind=2/newsId=40056.html



ATLETIKA: NOVI HRVATSKI REKORD VLAŠIĆ 206 CM

30.07.2007

Najbolja hrvatska atletičarka Blanka Vlašić nastavlja s pobjedama skokovima preko dva metra. Na IAAF atletskom mitingu Europske serije u Solunu pobijedila je s preskočenih 206 centimetara, što je novi rekord Hrvatske.

Najbolja svjetska visašica nije imala osobito jaku konkurenciju. Najopasnijom se na papiru, a potom i na skakalištu, činila Kanađanka Forrester s prijavljenih 196 cm. Blanka ju je povukla do novog osobnog rekorda, 197 cm, no zapela je na visini od 199 cm. Izostala je i najavljena povratnica Bugarka Venelina Veneva, pa je Splićanka ostala sama i podignula letvicu na 202 cm. Tu je visinu svladala iz drugog pokušaja, kao i visinu novog državnog rekorda, 206 cm. Podsjetimo, 205 cm rekord je preskočen 21. ovog mjeseca u Madridu.

U Grčkoj je najbolja hrvatska atletičarka napadala i svjetski rekord na 2.10 m, ali je triput rušila letvicu

Prethodno se Vlašić večeras bez pogreške zagrijavala na 183, 189, 195 i 199 centimetara.

I svjetski rekord sve je bliže

Ovo je Blankina 11. pobjeda u 12. nastupu sezone, a čak deseta s visinom preko dva metra. Do Svjetskog prvenstva u Osaki skakat će još samo u Stockholmu, a s obzirom na ustaljene visine, vjerujemo da je i svjetski rekord Bugarke Stefke Kostadinove od 209 cm, postavljen daleke 1987. godine, opasno ugrožen.

Blankin trener Bojan Marinović zadovoljan je večerašnjom izvedbom, kojom je Blanka došla još bliže svjetskom rekordu: Da, jako star rekord. Danas su bili dobri uvjeti za napad, ali nedostajalo je jače konkurencije. Bilo je toplo, tartan je jako dobar. Skakalo se dobro. Blanka je, posebice u trećem pokušaju na visini od 210 bila vrlo blizu dosad nesvladanim visinama.

Nakon skoka: Ona je dosta stabilna i čvrsto stoji na nogama. Na konstataciju novinara da je pitanje dana obaranje svjetskog rekorda zaključila je da uživa u skakanju i da će i 210 doći svojim tokom ,da ne treba dizati euforiju,

O predstojećem SP-u Marinović je rekao: Odradit ćemo još jedan miting, 7. kolovoza u Stockholmu, pa ćemo se dva tjedna pripremati za Osaku. SP će opet biti novo natjecanje, taj dan tko što učini - pobijedit će.

HRTweb sport (kp)

Izvor: http://sport.hrt.hr/htvsport/Opsirno.asp?dan=/2007/07/30/006.xml

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