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A retired Physical Education Officer and sports caster Michael Pierre says it’s now anyone’s game as Levern Spencer qualifies among the top performers for the high jump finals at the Rio Olympics.

The St Lucian athlete is among six other athletes who performed creditably in the heats earlier today and according to Pierre Spencer appeared comfortable and confident as she cleared the bar making the qualifying height of 1.94 metres.

While Levern moves on to the finals, her St Lucian contemporary Janelle Scheiper has not, due to what Pierre ascribed to long standing injury. Pierre says by Laverne’s standards she was expected to to clear the height effortlessly

Meanwhile Pierre has commended the performance of Caribbean athletes at the Rio Olympics making special reference to the one hundred metre sprint champion Usain Bolt.

He says Bolt’s performance should serve to inspire young athletes who hope to compete at the Olympics level at some point in their careers. He is also hopeful that it could end the widely held misconception about the correlation between sports and academics.

Thousands of sporting fans around the world will be tuned in tonight to see if Usain Bolt can achieve his ambition on breaking the 200 metre record in tonight’s race.
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