Tuesday, May 29, 2007

High Jumpers to Converge in Oslo

Eight athletes who have cleared the 2.00m mark and one special heptathlete who is sure to give them a jump for their money are scheduled to compete in the women's high jump at the ExxonMobil Bislett Games in Oslo, Norway on June 15th.

Carolina Kluft (1.98m PR), the reigning Olympic and World Champion in the heptathlon, will try to step up her high-jump game when she joins some of the world's heavy hitters in a prelude to Osaka. Russia's Yelena Slesarenko (2004 Olympic Champ, PR of 2.06m), Sweden’s Kajsa Bergqvist (2005 World Champ, PR of 2.06m) and Croatia's Blanka Vlasic (2007 world's best, PR of 2.04m) will be on hand. Could Stefka Kostadinova's nearly 20 year old world record of 2.09m fall in Oslo?

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