Posted Friday 22 July 2022

22 July 2022

Burra Foods Brand Ambassador Eleanor Patterson World Champion

Burra Foods Brand Ambassador Eleanor Patterson is the new women’s high jump world champion.

The Leongatha local and former Commonwealth champion produced a stunning career best and equaled the Australian record of 2.02 meters to win the gold medal today at the World Championships in Eugene, Oregon. This makes Patterson Australia’s 10th track and field world champion.

Her performance in Eugene was an improvement of two centimetres on her previous personal best and a goal she had been working to for some time.

She upstaged the crowd favourite, Ukraine’s Yaroslava Mahuchikh who took away the silver medal. Patterson and Mahuchikh were the only athletes to clear 2.02m. The Australian achieved it with her first jump, while the Ukrainian needed two attempts.

This is a stunning win for our local girl who we are excited to watch compete in the Commonwealth Games at the end of this month.