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Finland’s Osku Torro surprises with 2.32m NR; world lead also for Cantwell

Finland’s 30-year-old Osku Torro took a surprise High Jump victory indoors in Wuppertal, Germany, setting a world season lead with a 2.32m performance which not only added 5 centimetres to his outright personal best (2.27 outdoors, 2007 / 2.26 indoors, 2006) but improved the Finnish record by one centimetre.

Torro, had a clean jumping card through four heights up to and including 2.25 and then needed three attempts before he cleared 2.28. Composure regained, he took 2.30 and then 2.32 at his first approach to the bar before making three unsuccessfully attempts at 2.34.

World Shot Put champion Christian Cantwell of the USA won the 10th jubilee edition of the Shot Put meet with an excellent 21.32m effort in the town of Nordhausen……Read More IAAF

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