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Barrett Brings Home Silver in High Jump



    Barrett Brings Home Silver in High Jump
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    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 11: Brigetta Barrett of the United States competes during the Women's High Jump Final on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 11, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

    Duncanville High School graduate Brigetta Barrett made her Olympic debut with a personal best in high jump that has her bringing home a silver medal.

    Barrett breezed through to the 2.00-meter mark and then began the battle for gold. She cleared her personal best of 2.03 meters but after three attempts couldn't get over 2.05 meters.

    Russia's Anna Chicherova did clear 2.05 meters and clinched a gold medal.

    Svetlana Shkolina of Russia also cleared 2.03 meters, but because Barrett had fewer misses at that mark, she was awarded the silver.

    Barrett grew up in New York, but during her junior year in high school moved to Texas where she attended Duncanville High School. She became a two-time Texas State Meet champion, while setting the school record of 6-1. She graduated Duncanville in 2009 and currently attends the University of Arizona.

    Barrett was beaming from ear to ear at the end of the competition, clearly thrilled with a silver medal in her Olympic debut.

    You'll be able to watch the finals during NBC's primetime coverage of the Games of the XXX Olympiad.