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Iconoclast
Jul 27th, 2003, 03:31 PM
Kajsa Bergqvist of Sweden cleared a sensational 2.06 at the high jump meeting in Eberstadt, Germany. The jump places her third on the all-time list behind world record holder Stefka Kostadinova (2.09) and Lyudmila Andonova (2.07), both of Bulgaria.

Bergqvists's performance is the best mark since German Heike Henkel set the indoor world record in 1992 with a 2.07. Outdoors, it's the best result since 1988.

Bergqvist, whose previous best was a 2.05 jump from last year, had taken time off after a dismal showing at the Golden League meeting in Rome to regain her form ahead of the World Championships in Paris.

The Swede had three good attempts at the world record height of 2.10 in Eberstadt, but failed to beat Kostadinova's long-lasting mark set in Rome in 1987.

Standing at 1.75m, Bergqvist jumped a full 31cms over her own height. Just one centimeter short of Níki Bakoyianni (1.71m) who cleared 2.03 at the Olympic Games in Atlanta - a difference of 32cms.

Despite Bergqvist's remarkable effort, Kostadinova is still the towering figure of the women's high jump. The Bulgarian legend registered 26 jumps at 2.04 and above. And ten times she went 2.06 or higher. Stefka Kostadinova dominated high jumping in the 80's, but had the longevity to show up for the Atlanta Games in 1996 where she finally won an Olympic gold medal.

Nicoleke
Jul 27th, 2003, 03:42 PM
Wow congratulations to Kajsa Bergqvist :) :D :) :D ;) !!!!!

matthias
Jul 27th, 2003, 03:43 PM
i saw it on german TV yesterday - it was amazing

well done Kajsa

Big Fat Pink Elephant
Jul 27th, 2003, 03:49 PM
woohooo!!! congrats!

i guess working with the norwegian ex-high jumpers was worth it!

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 27th, 2003, 03:50 PM
omg Kajsa :woohoo: :D :)
she's been out of sorts most of yr :D:D

I'm way over the moon :) :)
damn i got to see that jump somehow :D

awesome Kajsa :drool: :hearts: :kiss: :kiss::)
way to go babe :)

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 27th, 2003, 03:52 PM
Marri please :angel:

KAJSA IS BACK
26 Juli, Eberstadt
2.06!


Vem hade kunnat tro att Kajsa skulle drämma till med en rejäl flygfärd över ribban, istället för ett så kallat "normalt" hopp? Nog för att jag trodde att hon skulle hoppa högre än hon gjort i det senaste tävlingarna, men att det skulle bli 2.06, det trodde jag inte. Och inte trodde Kajsa det eller hennes tränare Bengt, även om han lite småkaxigt sa till pressen innan Kajsa gjort den fantastiska bravaden:
-She is back! Kanske hade Bengt i alla fall en förkänning av vad som komma skulle?

Med några få veckor kvar till VM i Paris bådar det ju väldigt gott. Låt oss alla hålla tummarna att formen håller i sig, eller kanske till och med bli ännu bättre. Då ligger världsrekordet på 2.09 (Stefka Kostadinova) risigt till. Jag tror att Kajsa kan klara 2.10 inom snar framtid.
:hearts:

Big Fat Pink Elephant
Jul 27th, 2003, 04:28 PM
Marri please :angel:

KAJSA IS BACK
26 Juli, Eberstadt
2.06!


Vem hade kunnat tro att Kajsa skulle drämma till med en rejäl flygfärd över ribban, istället för ett så kallat "normalt" hopp? Nog för att jag trodde att hon skulle hoppa högre än hon gjort i det senaste tävlingarna, men att det skulle bli 2.06, det trodde jag inte. Och inte trodde Kajsa det eller hennes tränare Bengt, även om han lite småkaxigt sa till pressen innan Kajsa gjort den fantastiska bravaden:
-She is back! Kanske hade Bengt i alla fall en förkänning av vad som komma skulle?

Med några få veckor kvar till VM i Paris bådar det ju väldigt gott. Låt oss alla hålla tummarna att formen håller i sig, eller kanske till och med bli ännu bättre. Då ligger världsrekordet på 2.09 (Stefka Kostadinova) risigt till. Jag tror att Kajsa kan klara 2.10 inom snar framtid.




Eheheh, ok Eggy ;)

Who could have known that Kajsa would be able to do a real flight over the (omg what is taht thing called?? :o ) "stick" instead of just a "normal" jump? I knew that she would jump higher than she has done in previous contests, but that it would be 2.06 was unbelieveble. Kajsa's coach didn't believe it either, but he was still confident (kinda cocky) when he spoke with the press before the fantastic jump:
- She is back! Maybe Bengt had a premonition?

(oh god... this article is full of typical swedish sayings..... :o)
With a few weeks left until the WC in Paris things are looking good. Let's keep this up and maybe even become better. Then there's the WR waiting. I believe that Kajsa will be able to do a 2.10 in nearest future.

:D

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 27th, 2003, 04:32 PM
thanx Marri :) :angel:
i got this from her site ;)
its nearly all in Swedish

and that thing is called the BAR :secret:

Big Fat Pink Elephant
Jul 27th, 2003, 04:34 PM
eheheh yeah, i was guessing the word Bar, but was not sure at all :o thanks ;)

Monica_Rules
Jul 27th, 2003, 08:44 PM
Wow!

Big Fat Pink Elephant
Jul 27th, 2003, 08:56 PM
lol i just looked at my doorframe, which is 2m, to imagine kajsa and many others actually throwing their bodies over that height is amazing :o

Pdm1987
Jul 27th, 2003, 08:57 PM
I prefer Britains Susan Jones, 1.86m today (I think) WOW ;) :lol:

Congratulations Kajsa, I hope you continue to raise the height of the bar, and raise the standards of womens high jump :)

jrm
Jul 30th, 2003, 10:42 PM
i would say a legit World record - you can't trust the 80's

Iconoclast
Jul 30th, 2003, 11:25 PM
Stefka is as legit as they get. As I wrote in my first post, she carried her talents well into the 1990's, winning in Gothenburg '95, Atlanta '96, and even stretching her reign to the world indoors in '97 when she was a mother in her 30's.

High jump is not the most drug-prone event in athletics as so much comes down to technique. Kostadinova had the perfect body for high jumping and was exceptionally talented.

Despite Bergqvist's fantastic leap, I doubt her record will fall any time soon. 3 centimeters are a lot in that territory. But I wouldn't object if it did.

Joana
Jul 31st, 2003, 12:07 AM
OMG OMG OMG Kajsa!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo: :bounce: :bigclap:
I love you! Go baby!!!
Cloete, Vlasic, Kouptsova et al: in your face! Just kidding here, I'm so glad Kajsa did this, she's one of my absolute non-tennis faves.