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Levern Spencer Jumps to World Number 1

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Levern Spencer

ST. LUCIA’S most decorated track and field athlete, high jump queen, Levern Spencer, continues to prove that she belongs among the best in the world by winning another gold medal at a prestigious meet in the United States.

Competing last Saturday at the popular Drake Relays, in Des Moines, Iowa, St. Lucia’s 13 times “Sports woman of the year” soared over the bar at 1.95 metres to beat out a field of ten other jumpers, amongst them, the recently crowned World Indoor Champion Vashti Cunningham of the United States.

That height put her in joint No.1 spot on the world listing for 2016. Though conditions weren’t the best for high jumping, Spencer was so dominant on the day that she jumped 10cm higher than any other jumper was able to.

Joining the competition at 1.80 metres, the 2015 Pan Am Champion went over on her first attempt and did the same when the bar was raised to 1.85 metres. She needed two tries to go over 1.90 metres and having won the competition by then, she needed another two attempts to clear a world leading mark of 1.95 metres.

The two time Olympian has already qualified for her third Olympics and she will again be in action later this month in Shanghai, as she looks forward to representing St. Lucia in a big way in Rio.

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