Lamara Distin
FILE: Lamara Distin wins gold at the Commonwealth Games
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BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom – Lamara Distin won the Commonwealth Games high jump title at 1.95m Saturday morning at Alexander Stadium.

Distin, representing Jamaica, was flawless through the first four heights at 1.76m, 1.81m, 1.85m and 1.89m. It was at 1.92m that she suffered her first miss before clearing the height on a second attempt. Only four jumpers were left in the competition at 1.92m, but Distin was the lone athlete to clear 1.95m, defeating world champion Eleanor Patterson (Australia), 1.92.

Lamara Distin
Lamara Distin wins gold at the Commonwealth Games.

Distin’s Jamaican teammate Kimberly Williamson took the bronze medal with a clearance of 1.92. Morgan Lake (England) also cleared 1.92m but was credited with fourth.

Distin is the second Aggie in as many days to claim a title at the Commonwealth Games, following Lindon Victor winning the men’s decathlon with 8,233 points.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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