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Saint Lucia’s Levern Spencer cleared 1.91m to win the women’s high jump in the 25th Meeting Sotteville-lès-Rouen, the fourth and final stop of the Athletics Pro Tour at France’s Stade Municipal Jean Adre.
On Monday night, the 29-year-old started her competition at 1.85m, which she got on her first trial. After passing at 1.88, she needed two tries at the winning height, but her Uzbekistani rival Nadiya Dusanova needed all three tries at that height, whilst French entrant, Melanie Melfort, had to settle for a 1.88m clearance for third.
The Mizuno-sponsored Saint Lucian, brimming with confidence after clearing 1.95m last week to win her sixth Central American and Caribbean title, went on to attempt 1.97m, after having tried 2.00m in Mexico.
Currently ranked seventh in the world, she will continue competing in Europe in preparation for next month’s International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships in Athletics, which will be held in Moscow, Russia.
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