Riverside's own Chaunte Lowe competed in her third straight Olympic Games, but on Saturday was unable to capture her first medal. Lowe finished in sixth place in the women's high jump at the 2012 London Olympics, an event won by Anna Chicherova of Russia.
Lowe, who also finished sixth in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, jumped 1.97 meters, the same height as Tia Hellebaut of Belgium. Lowe failed at her first attempt at 1.97 meters before clearing the bar. She was unsuccessful in three attempts at 2.00 meters.
Chicherova cleared 2.05 meters to top Brigetta Barrett of the United States, who won silver with a height of 2.03 meters. Russia's Svetlana Shkolina also cleared 2.03 meters, but took the bronze medal as it took her three attempts, compared to two attempts for Barrett.
Barrett's silver medal was one of 13 track & field silvers won by the United States, who top all countries with 29 track & field medals, including nine gold.
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