Nigeria's Doreen Amata soaring to new Nigerian record of 1.93m at the Banskobystrická latka 2016, Banská Bystrica, 4 Februay, 2016 / Photo credit: SITA/Jakub Julény

Nigerian high jump record-holder, Doreen Amata, improved her national record to 1.93m at the 22nd edition of the Banskobystricka latka High Jump Meeting in the Slovak city of Banska Bystrica on Thursday (February 4)

[link id="155" tax="post_tag" text="Amata"] added two centimetres to the [link id="815" tax="category" text="Nigeria"]'s indoor record she set eight years ago to win the women's competition.

But she failed to make the IAAF World Indoor Championships, [link id="10869" text="Portland 2016"] qualifying standard of 1.97m after three failures at 1.98m - which would have been an African indoor record.

The 2007 and 2011[link id="644" tax="post_tag" text=" All-African Games"] champion made history by becoming the first non-European winner of the women’s event of the specialised high jump competition in Banska Bystrica.

Sweden’s Sofie Skoog cleared a lifetime best height of 1.91m for second while world youth champion Michaela Hruba managed to clear 1.91m on her third and final attempt for third place.

Top Results - High Jump Women

  1. Doreen Amata (Nigeria) 1.93m - a national record
  2. Sofia Skoog (Sweden) 1.91m - a personal record
  3. Michaela Hruba (Czech Republic) 1.91m
  4. Isobel Pooley (Great Britain) 1.88m
  5. Levern Spencer (Saint Lucia) 1.88m
  6. Julia Levčenková (Ukraine) 1.88m