Ex-hoopster wins high jump world champs
Anyone else catch SBS tonight and see highlights of Donald Thomas from the Bahamas win the men's high jump?
The backstory for this guy is verging on telemovie material:
- In January 2006 was hooping away in obscurity for Lindenwood University in the NAIA.
- Essentially on a dare by a mate, jumps 2.11m as a bit of a lark.
- Two days after that, in his first official competition, clears 2.23m wearing basketball shoes and shorts.
- 18-odd months later clears 2.35m to win world champs.
Couple of links about the guy here and here.