Distin, Williamson get gold-bronze finish for Jamaica in women's High Jump Featured

By Sports Desk August 06, 2022 260

Jamaica high jumper Lamara Distin led an Independence Day assault on the Commonwealth Games medal podium which saw the country claim gold and bronze in the event.

The 22-year-old Distin rebounded from a recent dip in form to claim the top spot with a leap of 195m.  She was joined on the podium by Kimberly Williamson who had a best of 192m, the same as Australia’s Eleanor Patterson, the reigning world champion, but was given the bronze medal on countback.

Distin recorded the winning mark with her seventh attempt, but having wrapped up the competition missed out on setting a new national record at 1.98m.  Williamson successfully cleared 1.92m on her second attempt in round 7.

The finish by Jamaica was the first time the country had registered two athletes on the medal podium for the event.

 

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