Robbie Grabarz admitted he was ‘over the moon’ after completing a remarkable rise by taking a share of the Olympic bronze medal in the high jump. Poles apart: Robbie Grabarz jumps clear to seal a share of third place (Picture: Graham Hughes) The 24-year-old had first-time clearances up to 2.29metres before three failures at 2.33m sent him out of the competition. Canadian Derek Drouin and Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim had exactly the same record to share third place with the Briton. Ivan Yukhov...Read Full Story
Robbie Grabarz seemed apprehensive about celebrating his Olympic bronze at first – maybe because he was sharing it with two other competitors – but that is old news. Robbie Grabarz has got over his shyness when it comes to medal celebrations (Picture: Twitter/Robbie Grabarz) The high jumper and Metro blogger posted a picture on Twitter today in which he is posing with the medal, a Union Jack and, well, little else. Maybe a night of celebrations led to the bold picture, which appeared to be...Read Full Story
Robbie Grabarz is coming to terms with his new celebrity status as he prepares for his first competition on home soil since becoming the Olympic high jump bronze medallist. Brum note: Grabarz competes in his home city Birmingham on Sunday (Picture: PA) The Great Britain hero will compete against Olympic champion Ivan Ukhov, Beijing gold medallist Andrey Silnov, and world champion Jesse Williams in Sunday’s Aviva Birmingham Grand Prix. ‘I have been recognised when I have been out and asked for...Read Full Story
British high jumper Robbie Grabarz will be hoping to secure his place in the London 2012 athletics team this weekend - so he can finally get some free kit. Robbie Grabarz has seen his luck change dramatically in the last 12 months (Picture: Getty) The 24-year-old, who is writing a blog for Metro , lost lottery funding last year when he missed out on a place at the world championships, and has had to buy his own kit and rely on help from the likes of former Olympians Roger Black and Steve...Read Full Story
Robbie Grabarz claims he is not bothered by speculation he could win Olympic high jump gold after a stunning first half of 2012. Robert Grabarz says he is ignoring the headlines in the run up to London 2012 (Picture: Reuters) The 24-year-old began the year by moving third on the all-time indoor list, jumping 2.34metres in Wuppertal, Germany. His outdoor season has seen him win Rome’s Diamond League meeting and lose on countback to world champion Jesse Williams of the USA in Oslo. All that...Read Full Story
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