Blast from the past: Hestrie’s squeaky 2000 Olympic silver
Today in SA sports history: September 30
2000 — Hestrie Cloete takes the high-jump silver at the Sydney Games, losing out on the gold on countback. Both she and Russian winner Yelena Yelesina achieved season’s bests, clearing 2.01m, but the South African’s only failure, at 1.96, cost her. Both of them needed two shots at 2.01, and neither could clear 2.03.
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