Brooke Stratton 6.79m, Josh Clarke 10.15
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If you need any more evidence that Brooke Stratton is a world class long jumper then you were not in attendance at the ACT Championships over the weekend. Stratton not only jumped a new PB of 6.79m in the women’s long jump, she also had a sensational series:
- 6.74m, 6.70m, 6.74m, 6.79m, foul, foul
The quality of her jumping has reached a new level over the past 6 months, and so are the expectations for a big result at the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio later this year. Stratton is now entrenched in the world’s top-20, and a jump of 6.70m+ in the qualifying rounds in Rio would most certainly see her advance to an Olympic final – where anything can and will happen!
Stratton’s performance was also
- a qualifier for the World Indoors
- a new Victorian Open record (replacing Jane Fleming’s 6.78m when winning the gold medal at the 1990 Commonwealth Games)
- another Olympic Qualifier
Below is the 6.79m jump from Stratton – with many thanks to Matt Beckenham (http://mattybdept.com/) for the footage.
The overall women’s long jump competition was full of quality in Canberra – with Chelsea Jaensch also jumping a new legal PB of 6.67m, while local Jessica Penney launched herself out to 6.57m (new PB) , which was also the third time in her career that she has jumped over 6.50m.
Full report from Canberra plus our normal weekly wrap to be posted soon.