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Morgan Lake had to sadly withdraw from the women's Olympic high jump final due to injury. Image: Still Sport Photography.

Day fifteen review: Lake sadly withdraws from high jump final, Wightman and Heyward do Loughborough proud, Diamond performs well in 4x400m relay, Judd brave

There was heartbreak for Loughborough Sport scholar Morgan Lake on Saturday who had to sadly withdraw from the women’s Olympic high jump final.

Lake sustained a foot injury during qualification where she cleared a season’s best 1.95m. Sadly, the 24-year-old couldn’t recover in time and will now turn her attention to the Commonwealth Games and Paris 2024.

In the men’s 1500m, Loughborough duo Jake Heyward and Jake Wightman finished ninth and tenth respectively in a tough field. Heyward clocked 3:34.43 with alumnus Wightman crossing the line in 3:35.09.

Loughborough PhD student Jessica Judd was left exhausted following the 10,000m. Taking place in 32-degree heat and high humidity, Judd finished in a respectable 17th place in difficult conditions.  

Finally, Emily Diamond performed well in her leg in the women’s 4x400m relay as GB finished in fifth place. 

Notes for editors

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