Aug. 26, 2004
ATHENS, Greece – After breezing through the first two jumps of 1.80 (5-10.75) and 1.85 meters (6-0.75), Georgia Tech women’s track star Chaunte Howard could not clear 1.89 meters (6-2.75) in the qualifying round of the women’s high jump on Thursday afternoon at the Athens Olympics.
Fellow U.S. training partner Tisha Waller (North Carolina) failed to make the finals after missing the mark at 1.92 meters (6-3.50) in three successions, finishing in a tie for 16th place. U.S. teammate Amy Acuff (UCLA) did make the finals by clearing the bar at 1.95 meters (6-4.75″) on her second attempt. A total of 12 athletes advanced to the finals on Saturday, Aug. 28.
Ukraine’s Iryna Mykhalchenko and Viktoriya Styopina and Russia’s Hestric Cloete all cleared 1.95 meters and finished in a tie for first place in the qualifying round after neither of them touched the bar on the afternoon.
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