High jump world champion Yaroslava Maguchy continues to collect summer season awards, winning her fourth competition in a row. This time the Ukrainian had no equal at the international tournament in Czech Brno.
In addition to Maguchy, three more Ukrainians came to the start – Irina Gerashchenko, Ekaterina Tabashnik, and Yulia Chumachenko.
Mahuchikh and Gerashchenko played gold of the tournament in the full-time fight. They are the only jumpers to reach 1.94m. Both also reached 1.97m.
Yaroslava Mahuchikh took the bar at the height of two meters on the second attempt; Gerashchenko did not use two – and moved it to 2.03 m. And there the attempt was unsuccessful, so Irina Gerashchenko completed the competition with a score of 1.97 m. And Mahuchikh conquered 2.03 m on the first attempt. This is the best result of the season in the world (the previous one also belonged to Mahuchikh – recently at a tournament in Paris she conquered a record height for this season – 2.01 meters), as well as a record of the tournament in Brno.
At the same time, Yaroslava also attempted at 2.05 meters, but she was unsuccessful, which did not stop her from winning the tournament in the Czech Republic.
The only representative of another country in the TOP-5 was Safina Sadullaeva from Uzbekistan. Two more Ukrainians finished after her – Ekaterina Tabashnik and Yulia Chumachenko.
High jump. Brno. Women
- Yaroslav Maguchy (Ukraine) – 2.03 m
- Irina Gerashchenko (Ukraine) – 1.97 m
- Safina Sadullayeva (Uzbekistan) – 1.91 m
- Ekaterina Tabashnik (Ukraine) – 1.91 m
- Yulia Chumachenko (Ukraine) – 1.88 m
We add that the best results in the Mahuchikh quarry are 2.04 m (outdoors) and 2.06 m (indoors), and the world record of Stefka Kostadinova from Bulgaria – 2.09 m – was set in 1987 in Rome and has been held for 35 years.
Recall that earlier, Yaroslava Mahuchikh, won the Diamond League stages in the high jump, held in Eugene and Paris, and also won the gold medal in the World Indoor Championships in Athletics, which was held in Belgrade.