Adesina, new high jump record holder says words cannot describe her joy.

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Adesina, new high jump record holder says words cannot describe her joy.

High jumper, Temitope Simbiat Adeshina, who made her second appearance in competitive meets in the USA, has shattered Nigeria's national high jump record held by Doreen Amata since 2016 says words cannot express her joy.

Adeshina who joined the Texas Tech School athletics team in 2023, cleared the height of 1.96m to erase Amata's 1.93m indoor and 1.95 outdoor records on Friday at the Corky Classic in Texas, USA.

had always looked forward to competing at the World level and with her consistent performances it wouldn't be out of place for her to dream of a podium finish at the Olympics. The 1.96m is just a fraction below the OlympiOlympicfication standard.

At the Corky Classic, she opened her day with 1.85m, and she followed up with 1.88 and 1.96, before landing the big jump.

“I don't even know what to say. I'm just happy," she said after the historic leap. "I'm glad I can do it."

“It's a great achievement for me. Thank God I worked for it and God made it happen, and thanks to my coach." The 25 y25-year-olded.

"It was fantastic," said Keith Herston, who coaches Tech jumpers. "She's got a lot to learn, and she a lot tonight. Put a lot of stuff together that we've been working on. That last jump, that's the best approach she's run in her life, and she really big clearance over that 1.96 (meters)."She'll still have all season to jump at 1.97.

Adeshina arrived at Tech in August. She said she was well-acquainted with Tech's recent contingent of Nigerian track and field athletes and was encouraged to come stateside by sprinter Rosemary Chukwuma.