In it for the win! Lev­erne Spencer gains full sup­port from Gov­ern­ment for to­day’s Fi­nal

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The Saint Lu­cian Gov­ern­ment has united with the na­tion to ex­press delec­ta­tion at Lev­erne Spencer’s achieve­ment of qual­i­fy­ing for the Women’s High Jump Fi­nal in Rio, Brazil to­day Au­gust 20, 2016.

Olympian qual­i­fier Lev­erne Spencer ap­pears to be in good form af­ter clear­ing the qual­i­fy­ing height of 1.94m, pre­vi­ously achiev­ing heights of 1.80m, 1.85m, 1.89 m and 1.92m. What seemed a feat to many of her con­tenders, Spencer ex­e­cuted with both poise and con­fi­dence.

The Gov­ern­ment has asked that we all join in as a na­tion to ex­press our sup­port for Spencer through her so­cial me­dia plat­form as she seeks to bring home the Olympic medal. The women’s fi­nal is sched­uled for 7:30pm to­day.

Mean­time, the Gov­ern­ment also con­grat­u­lates Jean­nelle Scheper who de­liv­ered a con­sis­tent per­for­mance clear­ing the bar at 1.80 m, 1.85 m and 1.89 m. How­ever, her at­tempt to clear the bar at 1.92m was not suc­cess­ful and she was un­able to pro­ceed to the fi­nals. The hope is that this promis­ing and very tal­ented ath­lete will set her sights on Tokyo 2020.

Hopes are high for Lev­erne Spencer to bring home an Olympic medal.

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