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Demireva finds place in Tokyo high jump final

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Mirela Demireva has qualified for the high jump final at the Tokyo Olympics. The silver medalist from Rio 2016 overcame the qualification level of 195 cm in the third attempt. The final in the discipline is on Saturday.

"I have been preparing for five years for the Olympic Games, nothing bothers me. Just wish me luck," Demireva said after the 195cm jump, which is her best achievement of the season.

Demireva has become the first Bulgarian track and field athlete to enter the Tokyo Olympic finals in her discipline.

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