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Acuff Falters At World Championships

CALALLEN - Berlin's Olympic Stadium might be the site of Amy Acuff's final competition.
/ Source: KRIS-TV

CALALLEN - Berlin's Olympic Stadium might be the site of Amy Acuff's final competition.

The Calallen grad had a rough go in the world high jump finals. She needed all three attempts at the opening height before clearing 1.87 meters, but her reprieve was short lived.

Once the bar was raised to 1.92 meters, she just couldn't get it done, missing on all three jumps and finishing 12th. The four-time Olympian has said she planned to retire this year. There are a few events left this year but none the caliber of the world championships.

"I bet the house on a fast, aggressive approach that I know I can jump 2 meters on, but I couldn't time it. Tonight was either going to be very good or very bad. I wasn't going to use the approach that I can safely jump 1.95 or 1.96 with," Acuff said.