Australian Nicola McDermott  has jumped a 4cm PB to finish 3rd at the Ostrava Golden Spike High Jump, a prestigious European event.

Ostrava Golden Spike Results

The jump marks a breakthrough for the 23 year old. She posted to Instagram shortly after the event expressing her delight:

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💥 1.96 💥 We’re just getting started 🙏 #thankyouJesus

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For McDermott her progression has been amazingly consistent. Her PB has trended higher steadily every year since 2011 except 2015/16, where it stayed the same at 1.88.

Nicola McDermott high jump progression

A jump of 1.96 suddenly makes McDermott a serious player on the world stage. In Rio Olympic gold was won with a 1.97m jump.

The jump has moved Nicola to equal third on the Australian all-time rankings list.

Australian women High Jump all-time rankings list. Yetto be updated after McDermott’s 1.96m jump

The breakthrough jump in Ostrava came after a few lead in events. First in Prague where she jumped 1.91m

Then it was onto Folksamgp where she managed 1.92

McDermott is currently ranked 18th in the world.

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