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  • News | Olympic News

    High jump champion Blanka Vlasic ready for retirement – or a fifth Olympic Games

    Retiring is one of the biggest challenges any elite athlete faces. It has taken Croatia’s double Olympic medal-winning high jumper Blanka Vlasic more than two years of fighting fear, anguish and doubt to be at peace with the prospect. It is a journey she hopes might help others and even allow her one more shot at the big time…
    01 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Athletics, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Croatia
  • News | RIO 2016

    Experience prevails as Beitia wins high jump

    Spaniard Ruth Beitia leaped into the Rio night to win Spain's first ever Olympic gold in women's athletics and claim her first global outdoor high jump crown at the age of 37.
    20 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Athletics, Spain
  • News | RIO 2016

    Bolt’s triple title defence bid tops Rio 2016 track and field bill

    Usain Bolt will have star billing when the Rio 2016 track and field events get under way at the Olympic Stadium on 12 August. The Jamaican sprinter will be aiming to defend all three of the titles he won in London four years ago: the men’s 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay.
    11 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Athletics, Jamaica
  • Athletics - Women's High Jump

    Athletics - Women's High Jump

    Blanka Vlasic of Croatia reacts after winning bronze in the Women's High Jump final on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    Friday, August 19, 2016 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Athletics - Women's High Jump

    Athletics - Women's High Jump

    (L-R) Silver medalist Mirela Demireva of Bulgaria, gold medalist Ruth Beitia of Spain and bronze medalist Blanka Vlasic of Croatia stand on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's High Jump on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    Friday, August 19, 2016 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Athletics - Women's High Jump

    Athletics - Women's High Jump

    Blanka Vlasic of Croatia competes during the Women's High Jump Final on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    Friday, August 19, 2016 10:00 PM | Photo
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