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Rio Olympics 2016: Bronze Medal for Croatia’s Blanka Vlašić

Bronze for Blanka (photo credit: Facebook)

Bronze for Blanka (photo credit: Facebook)

32-year-old Croatian Blanka Vlašić has caimed the bronze medal in the women’s high jump at the Rio Olympics on Saturday evening…

Vlašić, who has just returned from injury and has not had much competition this season, cleared 1.97 metres to come third in the final of the event.

Blanka, who already has an Olympic silver medal (2008) and two World Championships (2007 & 2009), was one of only four jumpers to clear 1.97 metres. The Croatian cleared it on her second attempt to move into third place.

Vlašić, like the rest of the four final jumpers, however was unable to clear the next level of 2.00 metres and had to settle for bronze. Gold medal went to Spain’s Ruth Beitia who jumped 1.97 on her first attempt, whilst silver was taken out by Mirela Demireva from Bulgaria.

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