Chaunte Lowe Breaks 22 year-old US High Jump Record

sets American record in high jump

World Indoor bronze medalist Chaunte Lowe set the American record in the
women’s high jump Sunday at the 21st Lausitzer International
Athletics Meeting in Cottbus, Germany.


A three-time USA
Outdoor champion, Lowe cleared 2.04m/6-8.25 to win the women’s high jump
and break the 22-year-old American record. The previous record of
2.03m/6-7.75 was set by Louise Ritter back in 1988. Lowe came into the
competition at 1.81m/5-11.25 and jumped at every height in the
progression. After a first attempt clearance at 2.01m/6-7, Lowe needed
two attempts to clear 2.03m/6-7.75 before moving the bar up to
2.04m/6-8.25. It was on her third and final attempt that Lowe was able
to clear 2.04m and claim the American record.


For more
information on Chaunte Lowe, visit
For more information and complete results from the 21st
Lausitzer International Athletics Meeting, visit



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