Morgan Lake wins second gold of World Junior Games

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Morgan Lake has claimed her second gold of the World Junior Championships in Eugene after winning the high jump.

The 17-year-old, who won the heptathlon on Wednesday, cleared 1.93m in the high jump to win the title.

Lake then had three attempts at what would have been a British senior record jump of 1.97m, but failed to clear it. Nonetheless, the British athlete was extremely happy to win her second gold of the championships.

Lake delighted 

"I was hoping to get one medal here and maybe another in two years’ time but to get two medals here, I’m really happy," she was quoted as saying on The Guardian website.

"Both titles mean the same amount to me, but the high jump was a bit of a surprise today so I’m really happy with that."

The teenager, who is regularly compared to Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Jess Ennis-Hill, had opted to take part in the championships as opposed to competing at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. She will be delighted with her decision after the outcome of the competition in the USA.

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Promising performance

Lake's heptathlon gold saw her set a new personal best points tally of 6148 points, as well as clearing 1.94m in the multi-event's high jump.

Her total score is the highest ever recorded by a junior athlete, and stands her in good stead for the rest of the season.

Lake's next major championships will be the European's in Zurich next month, where she will compete only in the high jump. With a repeat of her performance from Eugene, she may well feature in the medal shake-up there too.

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