SAINT Lucia’s three-time Olympian and 14-time Sportswoman of the Year, Levern Spencer, continued her good run on form, winning her fifth gold medal for 2018.
Competing on Tuesday in Trinec, Czech Republic, Spencer equalled her National Indoor Record of 1.95 metres on her way to winning another gold medal on her European tour.
The 1.95 metres was a very significant clearance for the 2016 Panama gold medallist, as it tightens her position at No. 3 on the 2018 Indoor listing behind jumpers from Russia and Ukraine in the first and second positions respectively.
Prior to this performance, she shared the number three ranked position with two other jumpers, but now she is the sole number three athlete.
The Czech Republic performance was even more impressive given that she was jumping alone for much of the competition. Second place Swedish athlete, Sofie Skoog, cleared 1.87 metres, as did MarijaVukovic and Canadian Alyxandria Treasure.
Cuba’s Yorgelis Rodriguez, a hepathlete, was fifth with a clearance of 1.80 metres, the height at which Spencer entered the competition.
Spencer’s only miss of the competition was registered at her final height.
Spencer will again be in action this weekend as she continues her tour of Europe with Germany being her next stop. Her winning jump of 1.95 metres matched the Saint Lucia National Indoor record, a height she has managed three times previously, the first at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championship and then twice in 2016.