Blanka VLASIC

Blanka Vlasic - Croatia  - 2015 World Championships & 2016 Olympic Games medals.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 29 August 2015

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    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Tuesday, 08 November 1983
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Split, Croatia
  • INTERNATIONAL
  • Croatia
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Blanka VLASIC - Croatia - 2015 World Championships & 2016 Olympic Games medals.

Blanka Vlašić jumping at the 2015 World Athletics Championships in Beijing

where, despite a season best of 2.01 metres,  she "only" won the silver medal.

Russia's Mariya Kuchina with fewer failures won the Gold. As the photo below indicate

it was a defeat Blanka found difficult to accept.

 

Alas the following year in Rio at the 2016 Olympic Games fate dealt her an almost identical blow.

A season best of 1.97m (like the champion Spain's Ruth Beitia) but for Blanka the bronze medal.


 

 

2015 World Championships. Beijing.

Women's high jump final.

 

 1.  Mariya Kuchina  KUCHINA  RUS  2.01  PB  
 2.  Blanka
 VLASIC  CRO  2.01  SB  
 3.  Anna    CHICHEROVA  RUS  2.01    
 4.  Kamila   LICWINKO  POL  1.99    
 5.  Ruth   BEITIA  ESP  1.99    
 6.  Marie-Laurence  JUNGFLIESCH
 GER  1.99
 PB  
 7.  Jeanelle   SCHEPER  LCA  1.92    
 8.  Eleanor   PATTERSON  AUS  1.92    

 

 

Final women's high jump.

2016 Rio Olympic Games.


 1.  Ruth Beitia  Spain  1.97
 2.  Mirela Demireva  Bulgaria  1.97 PB
 3.  Blanka Vlašić   
 Croatia  1.97 SB
 4.  Chaunte Lowe  United States  1.97
 5.  Alessia Trost  Italy  1.93
 6.  Levern Spencer  Saint Lucia  1.93
 7.  Sofie Skoog  Sweden  1.93
 7.  Marie-Laurence Jungfleisch  Germany  1.93
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Blanka with the blanket.    And a very sad face beneath the Croatian flag.     Photos G. Herringshaw. ©