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