Nicola Mcdermott sores to new heights with Commonwealth Medal
Today as the sunset on the athletics program for the GC2018 Commonwealth Games, Australia’s Nicola Mcdermott soared to new heights with a Personal Best height to take the bronze in the women’s high jump final.
Mcdermott set the new personal best of 1.91m putting her in the bronze medal position with St Lucia’s Levern Spencer taking out the gold with a height of 1.95m edging closer to that amazing 2m milestone.
Englands Morgan Lake took home the silver medal with a height of 1.93m.
This is a career-best performance for the 21yo Aussie who we’re sure will be on the scene for many years to come. “I was very determined. I wanted a personal best, and I rose to the occasion. I got to 1.93m, and I really thought I could get it, but it was a great experience jumping higher.
“In my heart, I knew if I got a personal best I could be up there. So I said to myself, ‘don’t stop until you’re up in the gold position’, but to land, the bronze is like aiming for the moon and getting among the stars. I got a personal best, and I’m on the podium, I can’t complain about that.”
“If there is anything to take away from today, it is if a dream is in you, keep going. No matter what the past circumstance, you just keep going. My coach and my family had faith in me and dared to dream with me, and today I am one step closer to my ultimate dream.”