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:

View this post on Instagram

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

A post shared by Nicola McDermott (@nicolalmcdermott) on

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.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here