Ballarat high jumper Yual Reath soars high in career best form

April 8, 2024 3:41 pm in by
Image: Yual Reath with coach Paul Cleary / Supplied

Ballarat high jump star Yual Reath has taken another step towards a berth in the Aussie team at the Paris Olympics.

The Wendouree athlete leaped to a new high over the weekend at the HVC meet in Melbourne jumping 2.30m to smash his personal best, that height puts him in the top 32 high jumpers in the world.

To automatically qualify for the Olympics a jump of 2.33m is needed.

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“He’s definitely a shot at Paris now,” said coach Paul Cleary.

“His confidence is up, and you just never know.”

Reath will now head to the Australian Nationals this week to aim for a gold medal and a new PB in the men’s open high hump.