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Amata equals Nigerian record in Eberstadt, Germany; eyes elusive 2 metres mark

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Nigeria and reigning All Africa Games high jump queen, Doreen Amata-Igbokwe, soared into a new 1.95m season's best at the 33rd Eberstadt High Jump meet, a European Athletics Outdoor Permit event in Germany on Saturday and revealed her target is to break the 2m barrier which no Nigerian high jumper has ever achieved.

The mother of one who last month reclaimed the national high jump title she lost without a fight last year due to procreation also by her feat in Germany equalled the three year-old national record she set in Abuja on July 3,2008.

“I’m really delighted that everything is coming into place for me. I have been training very hard and I believe I will join the league of 2m jumpers very soon,” revealed an ecstatic Amata yesterday after she returned to her base in Italy.

“I believe in my ability and I am definite this year will be the year I will break that barrier. It is top of my wish-list for the year and God is already showing me the signs,” she further said, adding that…