Adeshina Sets High Jump Record, Qualifies For Paris Olympics

Temitope Adeshina became the Nigerian woman in history to scale a height of 1.97m in high jump, after her superb performance in the final at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championships in US on Sunday.

Adeshina’s feat meet the Paris 2024 Olympic qualifying standard and also she will be the first athlete to represent Nigeria in the high jump event at the Olympics, since Doreen Amata at the games in Rio.

The 25-year-old now holds the high jump indoor and outdoor national records previously held by Amata.

At the NCAA high jump final Adeshina scaled a personal best, meeting record and national record of 1.97m on her last attempt to rank third based on countbacks. She finished behind Rose Yeboah and Elena Kulichenko who tied for first place.

In June 2022, she won the silver medal in tne high jump at the 2022 African Athletics Championships in St Pierre,

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