Strong competitors in this discipline include Jessica’s compatriot Katarina Johnson-Thompson. Before Rio both Jessica and Katarina had achieved the same PB in this event at 1.95m. Read on for final results.
Jessica cleared a final height of 1.89m. 1093 more points to her Olympic tally.
Katarina jumped her PB this year was in good form. Jessica hadn’t jumped over 1.90m in a major competition for some time. Her jump in London was 1.86m, so 1.89m is a good jump. However, Katarina achieved a jump of 1.98m, setting a new PB and British High Jump record!
Watch our video from way back in 2007. Jessica’s 21st birthday! Still studying at University and preparing for the her first World Championships. Watch to see how she got on!