Tom Gale soars to new heights as he sets Tokyo 2020 Olympic standard with new high jump PB and world-lead clearance

09 February 2020

Team Bath Athletics Club’s Tom Gale set the Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifying standard as he continued his excellent indoor form with victory at the Hustopece Skeskakani event in the Czech Republic.

Gale’s clearance of 2.33m was both a personal best and saw him join Darryl Sullivan of the United States as the world lead for the men’s high jump so far this year.

It was also a third victory in as many indoor competitions for Gale so far this season, building on his winning clearances of 2.28m at the Welsh Athletics Senior Championships in Cardiff and 2.30m at the Trinec Grand Park in the Czech Republic.

Gale is coached by Denis Doyle at the University of Bath Sports Training Village and is a member of the Team Bath Community Athletics Club.

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