Just a few days ago, Stefka Kostadinova’s record in the high jump turned 35 years old, and tonight one of the stars of this discipline tried three times to improve it.
Ukrainian Yaroslava Mahuchyk easily won the round in Brussels of the Diamond League, after reaching an impressive 205 centimeters – her personal record and that of her country, but also four centimeters lower than the peak achievement of the Bulgarian.
Mahuchik could try for a height of, for example, 207, which if she had conquered, she would have been in the top 3 of the all-time ranking. However, she plucked up the courage to jump directly for the world record. There were three attempts to conquer 209 centimeters, but without success.
Thus, the Olympic bronze medalist and world runner-up remains with 205, which is the tenth best result in history, but it was also achieved by her compatriot Inha Babakova in 1995, so the national record of Ukraine will be shared for the time being.
Otherwise, at the Diamond League in Brussels, the big surprise was in the shepherd’s jump, where the Swedish dominator Armand Duplantis was defeated for the first time after winning 20 races in a row.
Mondo surprisingly made three unsuccessful attempts at 5.91m – a height he has cleared dozens of times and which is far from his season high. The Philippines’ John Obiena took advantage and on his third attempt pushed over that height to triumph .
The big show was expected in the women’s 100m sprint, where the Jamaican battle between Cherika Jackson and Shelley-Ann Fraser Price ended with a margin of one hundredth in favor of Jackson. She clocked 10.73 seconds.