Blanka Vlasic clears 2.03m at home meeting

Competing before an energized crowd of nearly 11,000, World champion Blanka Vlasic cleared 2.03m and made three solid attempts at a would-be World record of 2.09m at the Slobodna Dalmacija Women’s High Jump Meeting in her hometown of Split, Croatia on Sunday (21). “I’m very satisfied with the outcome because this time there was no […]

Ethiopian Meseret Defar just missed 5,000 meters world record at GE Galan

Meseret Defar of Ethiopia missed the indoor world record by less than half a second as she won the 5,000 meters at the GE Galan on Wednesday. Defar finished in 14 minutes, 24.85 seconds, just 0.48 seconds short of the record she set at the same venue last year. Cuba’s Dayron Robles won the 60-meter […]

Vlasic, Friedrich and Ukhov confirmed for Moravian High Jump Tour

Hustopece, Czech Republic – Two-time World champion Blanka Vlasic, her rival Ariane Friedrich and European indoor champion Ivan Ukhov will be headline attractions for next month’s 6th edition of the Moravia High Jump Tour. Vlasic, also the reigning World champion indoors, will commence her indoor season on 26 January in the eastern Moravian city of […]

Blanka – "I can't avoid the pressure I just need to learn how to handle it"

By Symone Goss and Gary Smith, World-Track LONDON — Croatia’s high jump star Blanka Vlasic soared to victory at the IAAF World Championships in Osaka two-years-ago without a care in world, but she now admits to feeling a small degree of pressure in defending the crown. Vlasic will start as one of the favourites for […]