Foster shy of tar­get

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

TOWNSVILLE’S Bren­ton Foster has fin­ished eighth in the high jump at the IAAF World Youth Cham­pi­onships in Cali, Colom­bia.

Foster cleared 2.07m but was un­able to make a new per­sonal best of 2.11m in the fi­nal of the world event, which saw him fin­ish in joint eighth with In­dian Te­jaswin Shankar.

Ital­ian Ste­fano Sot­tile took the gold with an im­pres­sive leap of 2.20m while 15- year- old Ukra­nian Dmytro Nik­itin was sec­ond at 2.18m.

Amer­i­can Dar­ius Carbin’s leap of 2.16m saw him fin­ish third.

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