READING'S Morgan Lake finished tenth in the Olympic high jump final and admitted afterwards feeling bittersweet about the result.

The 19-year-old, who represents Windsor Slough & Eton AC, cleared 1 metre 93 centimetres, just a centimetre shy of her personal best.

Spain's Ruth Beitia - 18 years older than Lake - took gold with a height of 1.97m.

The teenager, who attends Wellington College, opened her account with a first time clearance at 1.88m, before going clear at 1.93m with her final attempt, just as she did at 1.94m in qualifying.

In the end though 1.97m, which is 3cm higher than she’s ever jumped before, was one step too far, but the Berkshire athlete can be extremely pleased with her efforts.

“It’s bittersweet, I think," said Lake afterwards 

"It’s weird to think that I’m top ten in the world and I’m disappointed with it.

"1.97m is a height that’s within me and I’m quite annoyed about that. But I have to take a step back and think that I’m only 19 and in an Olympic final - I can’t complain.

“I seem to like third attempts at the moment. I think it’s something that I need to brush up on.

"I’m not really sure why it takes me until the third attempt; I guess it gets me a little more in the zone. I need to get in that zone in my first attempt and if I can do that I can get in top eight or top five.”