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Grayson teacher takes sixth in Olympic high jump finals

The Associated Press United States' Chaunte Lowe competes in a women's high jump qualification round during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London, on Thursday.

The Associated Press United States' Chaunte Lowe competes in a women's high jump qualification round during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London, on Thursday.

LOCALS IN LONDON

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LONDON (AP) — Anna Chicherova of Russia won the women's Olympic high jump gold medal Saturday.

Chicherova, who returned to competition and won the world title last year after taking the 2010 season off to have a baby, cleared 2.05 meters to win the title.

Brigetta Barrett of the United States won the silver with fewer misses than Svetlana Shkolina of Russia. Both cleared 2.03 meters.

Tia Hellebaut, the 2008 Olympic champion, placed fifth. World indoor champion Chaunte Lowe, the Grayson trigonometry teacher of the United States, was sixth.

Principal David Hopson plans a welcome back ceremony for Lowe on Monday at the school.