Temitope Adeshina Wins High Jump Event At 2024 Corky Classic In USA

Temitope Adeshina has emerged winner of the high jump event at the two-day 2024 Corky Classic in the United States of America with a personal best of 1.96 meters.

The 1.96 meters jump broke Doreen Amata’s record of 1.95 meters, which had stood for 16 years.

Adeshina began the event with a successful 1.72-metre jump and maintained her form with first-time clearances up to 1.85 meters.

She overcame the 1.88-metre mark on her second attempt and effortlessly cleared 1.91 metres on the first attempt, breaking the school record and the national record.

This remarkable leap not only set a new school record, surpassing Willis’s previous achievement of 1.89m but also matched the facility record, which had been established by 13-time U.S. champion Vashti Cunningham four years prior.

25 years old Temitope Adeshina, a two-time national champion in Nigeria, has quickly churned out top performances since she arrived at Texas Technology last August.

In just two events, she established a new standard by surpassing the records set by two accomplished women high jumpers, namely the two-time NCAA champion Zarriea Willis and the Big 12 champion Sidney Sapp.

However, an error ensued while making her third attempt when the bar was raised to 1.96 meters instead of 1.97 meters, which denied her an automatic 2024 Olympics ticket.

Adeshina, while speaking with Lubbock Online on her achievement at the 2024 Corky Classic, said:

“It’s a great achievement for me.

Thank God I worked for it and God made it happen, and thanks to my coach.”

Meanwhile, Texas Tech jumpers’ assistant coach Keith Hertson gave kudos to Adeshina for learning so much in such a short time.

In his words:

“She’s got a lot to learn, and she actually learned a lot tonight. Put a lot of stuff together that we’ve been working on.”

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