Levern Spencer's 1.85 only good enough for fourth

Many hoped St Lucia's Levern Spencer would use the confidence of her first major gold medal, won at the Commonwealth Games, to propel her to more glory. That was not to happen in Shanghai on Saturday. 

Spencer cleared the high-jump bar at 1.85 metres but that was only good enough to get her fifth place, as former Russin athlete, Mariya Lasitkene hit a world-leading height of 1.97 metres.

Bulgaria's MirelaDmirev was second with a season's best 1.94 seconds, while Germany's Marie-Laurence Jungfleisch was third with 1.8 metres.

The Ukraine's Okasana Okuneva was fourth with a similar 1.85 metres to Spencer but got the better of the St Lucian on the countback.

 

Paul-Andre Walker

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