Sixth ranked best female high jumper in Australian history, and Tascott local, Nicola McDermott, has earned her first medal in her 2019 European campaign, taking out silver at the Josefa Odložila Athletics Competition in Prague, on June 3.
The 22-year-old jumper cleared a jump of 1.91m to claim the silver, beaten to the gold only by Croatian Rio Olympic High Jumper, Ana Simic, who pulled off a jump of 1.94m.
The Josefa Odložila was the first in a series of events McDermott will be contesting around Europe in June and July, and marked a new record for the athlete, with her 1.91m being the highest jump she’s cleared off of Australian soil.
McDermott now turns her attention to the Netherlands’ FBK Games.
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