Hustopečské skákání
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22. ROČNÍK HUSTOPEČSKÉHO SKÁKÁNÍ, 5. 2. 2022, memoriál Mileny Rezkové - Hübnerové

Levern Spencer will attack the historic primacy


She has competed for 4 years in Hustopeče. The last two starts in 2016 and 2018 she turned into a victory and thous she became one of the world best woman high jumper similar to Svetlana Shkolina, Ariane Friedrich, Zuzana Hlavoňová or Alessia Trost, who managed to triumph twice at this prestigious meeting. Also this year"s we will see this nice representative of the island of St. Lucia trying to win in Hustopeče. If she wins this year, she will become the most successful winner of this race.

"Meeting in Hustopeče is always a privilege for me," Levern Spencer told us. "It"s always well organized. I like the idea of jumping with music very much and people are always so friendly here. They encourage and create a great atmosphere. I"m looking forward to jumping here this year, "says Levern about a famous Hustopeče audience.

She won her first big medal in 2001, when she was bronze at the Youth World Championship in Hungary. After the transition into the adult category, she was trying to get used to a harder conditions, but then she settled there and became one of the world"s top. And then there were her "huge" victories. She became the winner of the Panameric Games, the Commonwealth Games and the Diamond League meeting in Shanghai. Two bronze medals are also from the Continental Cup, the last one she won last year in Ostrava. Apart from her success at the Indoor World Championship, she appreciates her sixth place at the last Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. And what are her goals for this year? "In particular, I want to have a season without injuries, it"s a nightmare for every top athlete," smiles Levern Spencer. "I would also like to stabilize my performance and regularly jump 190 cm or more. "

What height would you like to jump over during this season? "I certainly want to improve my personal best. Both indoors and outdoors, "Lavern reveals her bold plans (PB: 195 cm indoors and 198 cm outdoors). And after a while she revealed her secret wish: "I want to cross the border of two meters for the first time in my life. It is the dream of every woman high jumper in the world. And I"ve been very close several times. The preparation for this season was very good, so I believe I can really think about this" says Lavern with a smile on her face.

The biggest event of this year will be for all athletes the World Championship in Doha, Qatar. The unusual autumn term and the long season associated with it, the big heat in the championship place, but also the air-conditioned stadium promised by the organizers. "Of course I want to get a qualification for the World Championship. This is also one of the biggest goals of this season. If I jump as I said before, I won"t be definitely missing the World Championship. And there I would like to get to the finale and then maybe attack the medal spots " Levern Spencer uncovers her bold plans.