Ukraine's Mahuchikh jumps 2.10m, breaking a 37-year-old world top file | Sports | EUROtoday

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Yaroslava Mahuchikh, a 22-year-old Ukrainian athlete, jumped 2.10m on the Paris Diamond League occasion on Sunday, beating by one centimetre the traditional world file for the excessive soar, which had been held by Bulgarian Stefka Kostadinova since 30 August 1987. Kostadinova was, like Mahuchikh, 22 years outdated when she achieved this mark a couple of minutes after the historic duel between Ben Johnson and Carl Lewis within the 100 metres, in the course of the World Championships being held on the Olympic Stadium, within the Foro Italico in Rome.

This sensational mark, in addition to others from this assembly, together with one other world file, Kenyan Faith Kipyegon's 1500m (3m 49.04s), got here 19 days earlier than the Olympics. Mahuchikh took the win with a soar of two.03m and requested for the bar to be set at 2.07m, a top she cleared in two makes an attempt. She had already dared to problem a world file that was nearly 37 years outdated and cleared 2.10m on her first try.

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