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Blanka Vlasic Returns In New York After 2 Year Break

“The moment has come that I have been dreaming about for the past two years,” said Croatian high jump star Blanka Vlasic ahead of her comeback meeting in New York.

Vlasic, who is a former World Champion and Olympic silver medalist, has been out of the sport for the past two years because of injury. The tall 25-year-old Split champion will appear at the Diamond League meeting in New York on 25 May.Blanka, who almost pulled the pin on her career after withdrawing from the London Olympics when an Achilles operation was slow to heal, says she is read to jump again.

“Behind me is the longest preparation in my life. In some facets I am better than ever and I would not come back to jumping if I did not know I could do it,” said Vlasic.

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