Harrison unexpectedly finishes fourth…still has a shot at Paris Olympics

Jubon Harrison, 25, considered one of the big four in the men’s high jump, finished an unexpected fourth at the U.S. Olympic Trials for Paris 2024.

On July 1 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, USA, Harrison cleared 2.24 meters in the men’s high jump final at the USA Track & Field Trials for the Paris Olympic Games. This was a “low” mark that was far off his personal best of 2.36 meters, as well as his best mark of the year of 2.34 meters.

Shelby McCuean won the final with a time of 2m30, followed by Caleb Snowden in second place with a time of 2m27. Tus Wilson cleared 2m24, the same as Harrison, but had fewer misses and finished in third place.

A total of 32 athletes will compete in the men’s high jump at the Olympic Games in Paris. Athletes will qualify by clearing the Paris Olympic standard of 2.33 meters between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024, or by finishing at the top of the Paris Olympic rankings. Each country can qualify up to three athletes.

Although Harrison did not place in the top three at the US trials, she still has a good chance of qualifying for Paris. McCuean, who cleared the Olympic standard during the qualifying period, won the trials to secure her spot in 먹튀검증업체 순위 Paris. Snowden and Wilson, however, have never cleared 2.33 meters and are ranked 64th and 49th, respectively, on the Olympic list, so they did not qualify.

Of the first through third-place finishers in the U.S. trials, only McCuean has cleared the Paris Olympic standard or is ranked in the top 32 in the Olympic rankings, so it’s likely USA Track & Field will include Harrison in the squad for Paris.

Harrison cleared the Paris Olympic standard early, placing second at 2.36 meters at the World Championships in Budapest last August. He is one of the “Big Four” men’s high jumpers, along with South Korea’s Woo Sang-hyuk (Yongin City Hall), Mutaz Essa Barshim (Qatar) and Jean-Marco Tamberi (Italy).

He is a favorite to qualify for the Paris Olympics, but his fourth-place finish at the U.S. trials was a blow to his pride.