Tom Gale soars to new heights as he sets Tokyo 2020 Olympic standard with new high jump PB and world-lead clearance
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.
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Big love for these guys! Pb, Olympic qualifying standard and =World lead. 2020 has had an unreal start to the season. Huge thanks to @runforron and @wiltshirecouncil who made huge contributions to my progression and @britishathletics for the funding and support 🙏🏾 next comp will be banska on Tuesday
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.