British Champs win ensures Team Bath AC’s Tom Gale will join high jump training partner Levern Spencer at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

27 June 2021

University of Bath-based high jumpers Tom Gale and Levern Spencer are heading to their first and fourth Olympic Games respectively this summer after securing their Tokyo 2020 places.

Team Bath Athletics Club‘s Gale, who set the Olympic qualifying standard back in February 2020, produced a first-time clearance of 2.24m to claim victory at this weekend’s Muller British Championships and confirm his place on the plane to Japan with Team GB.


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Training partner Spencer, who is also coached by Denis Doyle at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, will be competing in Tokyo too after being confirmed in the St Lucia squad for the Games.

Reigning Commonwealth champion Spencer has previously competed at Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016, where she finished sixth, and is targeting a medal in Tokyo after switching her training base to Team Bath.


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Click here to find out more about the athletics programme at the University of Bath.

Picture of Tom Gale on podium: @BritAthletics on Twitter

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