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Long Chen (Chn) Leni Wildgrube (Ger), Barbora Malikova (Cze) Win Gold in the Late Action From Athletics on Sunday at Buenos Aires 2018

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Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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STORY HEADLINE: LONG CHEN (CHN) LENI WILDGRUBE (GER), BARBORA MALIKOVA (CZE) WIN GOLD IN THE LATE ACTION FROM ATHLETICS ON SUNDAY AT BUENOS AIRES 2018

DATE: 14 October, 2018

LOCATION: Buenos Aires, Argentina

LANGUAGE: English, Mandarin, Czech, German,

 

STORY SCRIPT:

The men’s high jump competition in Athletics at Buenos Aires 2018 was absorbingly competitive with Long Chen of China and Oscar Miers of Australia going toe to toe with the gold medal at stake.

Both men set personal bests of 2.22 metres, but the gold medal went to Chen who did so with one fewer attempt.

Miers had to settle for silver while the bronze medal went to Oleh Doroshchuk of the Ukraine for his clearance at 2.14 metres.

The standard of the competition was so high that four of the five top men set new personal bests.

There was a gold medal for Germany in the women’s pole vault when Leni Wildgrube cleared a height of 4.17 metres at the second attempt.

Krystsina Kantsavenka of Belarus took the silver medal with a best clearance of 3.92 metres while the bronze medal went to French athlete Emma Brentel who cleared 3.92 metres.

The women’s 400 metres was the final race of the day on the track.

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