Nikki Manson celebrates her 1.92m gold at the 4J Studios Senior Champs at the Emirates Arena (photo by Bobby Gavin)
Nikki Manson was left a little disappointed with two recent Emirates Arena performances, but the fact remains the Giffnock North AC athlete has raised the bar in Scottish Women’s High Jump.
So far in 2020, Nikki has set Scottish Records indoors at 1.92m in the 4J Studios Seniors in Glasgow and then at 1.93m when winning an event in the Czech Republic.
Around that time, unfortunately, a previous Indoor Record holder and British champion, Emma Nuttall, was forced to announce her retirement from the event following injury.
It ensured that the three athletes who represented Scotland in the Women’s High Jump at Hampden at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games have now moved on from the sport.
All this has also coincided with the sad passing of Dorothy Walby – the first Scot to clear 5 feet back in 1951 – so it seemed like the right time to ask scottishathletics Historian, Arnold Black, to look at Women’s High Jump from a Scottish perspective.
Thus his article ‘Onwards and Upwards’ is our latest Arnold’s Archive and is lodged on the History section of the site.
Read the full piece ‘Onwards and Upwards’
Nikki Manson savours her 1.93m clearance at Hustopece in February
Emma Nuttall competes for Scotland at Loughborough International last year (photo by Bobby Gavin)