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Nicola McDermott becomes first Australian woman to break high jump’s 2-metre barrier – ABC News

Just months out from the Olympics, the Tokyo-bound high jumper sets a national record at the Australian track and field championships in Sydney.

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High jumper Nicola McDermott has become the first Australian woman to break the 2-metre barrier, setting a national record at the Australian track and field championships in Sydney.

  • McDermott posted a height of 2.00 metres, one centimetre above the previous national record set by Eleanor Patterson
  • Both high jumpers had already qualified for the Tokyo Olympics
  • Dani Stevens won her 14th national title in the women’s discus

McDermott cleared 2.00 metres on Sunday, beating the previous mark of 1.99m set…

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