Mahuchikh wins Diamond League gold. Video
Ukrainian high jumper Yaroslava Mahuchikh won a gold medal at the Diamond League stage in Brussels. The 21-year-old from Dnipro became the only track and field athlete to reach a height of 2.00 meters. She won gold at the King Baudouin Stadium.
The Ukrainian started her performance with a bar level of 191 cm, taking it on the second attempt. Yaroslava also overcame the 194 cm barrier on the second attempt.
The heights of 197 cm and 200 cm were taken the first time. Mahuchikh tried to take 204 cm as well, but she failed to do so.
Another representative of our country Iryna Herashchenko finished 4th (191 cm).
Mahuchikh moved to the ninth place in history for the most high jumps over 2 meters after the stage in Belgium, Suspilne reports. In total, Yaroslava has 41 successful attempts of 2 meters or more to her credit.
She remains the only athlete in the top 10 to continue her professional career. Russia's Maria Lasitskene is ineligible for international tournaments. Another Ukrainian Inha Babakova is also on the list. Bulgaria's Stefka Kostadinova is the leader.
Top 10 track and field athletes in history for most jumps (2+ meters):
1. Stefka Kostadinova (Bulgaria) - 195
2. Blanka Vlasic (Croatia) - 166
3. Maria Lasitskene (-) - 95
4. Kajsa Bergqvist (Sweden) - 70
5. Heike Henkel (Germany) - 64
6. Anna Chicherova (Russia) - 62
7. Inрa Babakova (Ukraine) - 55
8. Elena Slesarenko (Russia) - 44
9. Yaroslava Maрuchikh (Ukraine) - 41
10. Ariane Friedrich (Germany) - 40
The next stage of the Diamond League will be held on September 16-17 in the U.S. Eugene.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, Mahuchickh won a gold medal at the World Championships in Athletics on August 27, which was held in the capital of Hungary. Yaroslava jumped 201 cm at the stadium in Budapest. This victory was Ukraine's first win at the World Championships in the last 10 years.