Thompson, who wrestled with injury throughout much of the domestic season, will now turn her sights to Malmo, Sweden on July 2.
Commonwealth Games gold medallist Kym Howe and World Youth Championships-bound Vicky Parnov both contended the pole vault; Howe finished fifth with 4.40m while 16 year-old Parnov struggled to no height. An emotional world No. 1 Yelena Isinbaeva (Russia) continued her stirring form to win with 4.66m.
National champion Tamsyn Lewis came agonisingly close to capturing the elusive World Championships A-qualifying standard, finishing sixth in the 800m in 2:00.65. The race generated a tight finish with Russia’s Svetlana Cherkasova winning in 1:59.05.
With 2:00.00 the barrier, the resilient Victorian will continue her European campaign next week with her meets to be confirmed.
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