Trost clears 2.00m in Trinec

It’s taken a while for Alessia Trost to build on the promise she first showed when winning the world youth title in 2009 but the Italian now starts as a firm medal contender at the European Indoor Championships in March.

Trost only improved her PB by three centimetres in the three seasons after triumphing on home-soil in Bressanone but a 2.00m world-lead clearance in Trinec marks a massive eight centimetre improvement on her pre-2013 PB and a world age-19 best.

She also became the third Italian to break this benchmark height after former Olympic champion Sara Simeoni and Antonietta Di Martino who won the last edition of the European Indoor Championships in 2011.

Trost, whose pre-jump routine shares many similarities to Di Martino’s, is unbeaten indoors in 2013 and with Blanka Vlasic delaying her return until the summer, Anna Chicherova unlikely to compete indoors and Di Martino injured, the European Indoor Championships looks the platform for Trost to claim her first medal in the senior ranks. 


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