Airine PALSYTE

Airine PALSYTE - Lithuania - 7th. in the high jump at 2017 World Championships.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 12 August 2017

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    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Monday, 13 July 1992
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Vilnius, Lithuania.
  • INTERNATIONAL
  • Lithuania
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Airine PALSYTE - Lithuania - 7th. in the high jump at 2017 World Championships.

In March 2017 Airinė Palšytė won the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade,

wirh a leap of 2.01m for both a National Record and a then World leading height.

In London she had to settle for 7th place after failing 1.95m three times.


2017 World Athletics Championship. London Olympic Stadium,
England.

Women's high jump final


 1. LASITSKENE Mariya
Authorised Neutral Athletes (ANA)  2.03  **
 2. LEVCHENKO Yuliya
Ukraine (UKR)  2.01  
 3. LICWINKO Kamila
Poland (POL)  1.99  
 4. JUNGFLEISH Marie-Laurence
Germany (GER)   
 1.95  
 5. THOMPSON-JOHNSON Katarina
Great Britain (GBR)  1.95  
 6. LAKE Morgan Great Britain (GBR)  1.95  
 7. PALSYTE Airinė Lithuania (LTU)  1.92
 7. DEMIREVA Mirela Bulgaria (BUL)     1.92

Lasitskene was the first Authorised Neutral Athlete to win a gold medal.
For the medal ceremony, the  "IAAF Anthem"  was played as a substitute for a national anthem.
She did not sing the words. (Did anyone know them ?)