Britain's Morgan Lake fails to reach high jump final at European Championships

Morgan Lake competes in the Women's Long Jump Final during day three of the Sainsbury's British Championships at Birmingham Alexander Stadium on June 29, 2014
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British youngster Lake Morgan makes a tearful exit after failing to qualify for the women's high jump final at the European Championships.

British youngster Morgan Lake has failed to qualify for the final of the women's high jump at the European Championships in Zurich.

The 17-year-old made a tearful exit after jumping 1.85m, leaving her joint 17th in the overall standings while Spain's Ruth Beitia, Marie-Laurence Jungfleisch of Germany and Lithuania's Airine Palsyte qualified with jumps of 1.89.

Lake headed into the competition having won two gold medals at the World Junior Championships this year, but failed to repeat her success in Switzerland.

The teen's participation was her first in a senior tournament.

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