Commonwealth Game titles: Eleanor Patterson settles for silver in substantial soar final

Pink-sizzling favorite Eleanor Patterson has experienced to settle for a shock silver in the women’s large bounce at the Commonwealth Online games.

A fortnight soon after profitable the world title in Eugene in thrilling style, Patterson was greatly predicted to declare a next Commonwealth title in Birmingham.

The odds of a Patterson triumph shortened even even further when fellow Australian and Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Nicola Olyslagers withdrew on the eve of the final after tearing a calf muscle in the qualifying spherical.

But no a person reckoned on Lamara Distin.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06: Eleanor Patterson of Team Australia competes during the Women's High Jump Final on day nine of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games at Alexander Stadium on August 06, 2022 on the Birmingham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)Camera IconBIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – AUGUST 06: Eleanor Patterson of Crew Australia competes in the course of the Women’s Large Bounce Last on working day 9 of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Video games at Alexander Stadium on August 06, 2022 on the Birmingham, England. (Photograph by Michael Steele/Getty Images) Credit score: Michael Steele/Getty Visuals

The Jamaican blew the level of competition large open up with a 1st-spherical clearance at 1.95m.

Patterson was not able to react, lacking a few occasions at 1.95m – seven centimetres fewer than her Australian record-equalling hard work in Eugene.

The 26-12 months-aged claimed silver on countback from a different Jamaican, Kimberley Williamson, at 1.92m.

With the gold medal now in her retaining, the 22-yr-old Distin had three unsuccessful tries at what would have been a Jamaican history of 1.98m.

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