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Grabarz finishes 8th in high jump at World Championships

Cambrideshire's Robbie Grabarz finished 8th in the high jump at the World Athletics Championships. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Cambridgeshire's Robbie Grabarz has failed to repeat his Olympic success and win a medal in the men's high jump final at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow.

The Olympic bronze medallist from St Neots qualified with the joint best height - 2.29 metres.

It was a height he equalled on Thursday but Grabarz couldn't clear the next mark up - 2.32 metres. It was three failures and out leaving him in 8th place.

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Robbie Grabarz through to high jump final

Robbie Grabarz from St Neots in Cambridgeshire is through to the final of the high jump at the World Championships Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

Cambridgeshire's Robbie Grabarz has found some form and is safely through to the final of the men's high jump at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow.

Grabarz, from St Neots, produced the joint best clearance of 2.29 metres in the qualifying session. The Olympic bronze medallist will bid for a World medal on Thursday 15 August.

Grabarz takes British indoor title

Grabarz on his way to high jump victory Credit: PA

Olympic high jump medallist Robbie Grabarz was crowned UK Indoor high jump champion in Sheffield.

The St Neot's athlete failed to get a new British record, but continued his preparations for next month's European Indoor Championships with a season's best, winning with a jump of 2.31 metres.

After his win, Grabarz said: "The target is to win in Gothenburg and I am looking forward to it"

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