Thursday, August 9, 2012

Ebba Jungmark's bid to make Olympic high jump finals fall short...

LONDON--Washington State's 2008 NCAA indoor champion Ebba Jungmark's (left/photo courtesy Swedish Federation/friidrott.se) attempt to qualify for the finals of the women's high jump fell just short Thursday morning.

Jungmark, competing for her native Sweden, cleared a best of 6-0 3/4 (1.85m), after leaping 5-10 3/4 (1.80m) to open up the competition, before missing all three attempts at 6-2 3/4 (1.90m).

Americans Bridgetta Barrett and Chaunte Lowe were among the field of 12 who successfully navigated 6-4 (1.93m), the height ultimately needed to qualify for Saturday's finals.

Finals scheduled for Thursday night include the men's triple jump, 800 meters and 200, and the women's javelin, plus the last events of the two-day decathlon competition.

Day seven results are available here.

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