High jumper Nicola McDermott the first Australian woman to clear 2m

High jumper Nicola McDermott the first Australian woman to clear 2m

The Guardian

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Jye Edwards powered past Australian middle-distance superstar Stewart McSweyn, while high jumper Nicola McDermott conquered the two-metre barrier on a dramatic final day at the Olympic athletics trials.

The men’s 1500m is the most fiercely contested event on the Australian track and field program and the little-known Edwards took it to a new level on Sunday.

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