Blanka Vlasic - New World High Jump Champion -hall
Blanka Vlasic is the new world championship in high jump, adding to her outdoor gold medal another one, the indoor one.
Croatia’s Blanka Vlasic has continued her streak of victories and has become the world champion in indoor high jump in Valencia.
Vlasic started the competition at the World Indoor Championships by jumping over 184 and 191 centimetres with flying colours. She missed on jumping 188 and 193 centimetres. Her competitors already had trouble at these heights and only Aitova, Savchenko and Beitia jumped over the 195 cm bar.
Blanka continued and jumped over 199 centimetres from the first try. Only five competitors were left to jump over 201 centimetres. The first to jump that height was Slesarenko, but Blanka followed. Vita Palamar also jumped successfully. So, Blanka had a medal coming to her, but she had to go for the gold.
All three failed to jump over 203 centimetres on their first try, but in the second try only Blanka succeeded. This height was too much for Slesarenko and Palamar and Vlasic, thus, won the gold medal.
Blanka tried going for the world indoor record at 209 centimetres, but failed in three tries.