Olympics-Athletics-Emotional Lasitskene soars to high jump gold

7/8/2021 4:46:00 PM

Olympics-Athletics-Emotional Lasitskene soars to high jump gold

Olympics-Athletics-Emotional Lasitskene soars to high jump gold

TOKYO :Russian Mariya Lasitskene added Olympic gold to her three world titles, winning the women's high jump at the Tokyo Games with a leap of 2.04 metres on Saturday.Australia's Nicola McDermott won silver with 2.02 metres and Ukrainian Yaroslava Mahuchikh claimed the bronze with 2.00.An emotional Las

Australia's Nicola McDermott won silver with 2.02 metres and Ukrainian Yaroslava Mahuchikh claimed the bronze with 2.00.An emotional Lasitskene knelt on the track and buried her face in her hands after winning the Russian Olympic Committee team's first athletics gold medal of the Games.

She did not compete in Rio due to the ban on Russian athletes following the exposure of widespread doping.McDermott, 24, produced the best performance of her life as she drew support from her team mates and coaches in the stands, clapping her hands in the air and steeling herself for one last try at 2.04 before failing to clear the bar.

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04 metres on Saturday. Australia's Nicola McDermott won silver with 2. team, including singer Bruce Springsteen's daughter Jessica, with silver.02 metres and Ukrainian Yaroslava Mahuchikh claimed the bronze with 2. Hassan posted a time of 29:06.00. Sweden won the title on time to ending their gold draught that has lasted since 1924. An emotional Lasitskene knelt on the track and buried her face in her hands after winning the Russian Olympic Committee team's first athletics gold medal of the Games. "It was the worst warm-up I have had in a long time and I did an ugly first few jumps," she said.

She did not compete in Rio due to the ban on Russian athletes following the exposure of widespread doping. Sweden, who powered through the qualifier as the only team with no penalties, saw Baryard-Johnsson knock down a fence in the final but that made barely a dent in the team's stellar performance overall.03 on the same track at the Ethiopian trials. McDermott, 24, produced the best performance of her life as she drew support from her team mates and coaches in the stands, clapping her hands in the air and steeling herself for one last try at 2.04 before failing to clear the bar. However, the fears of losing the gold medal lasted only a few seconds as France, who could have taken the title, saw the horse of their last rider, Penelope Leprevost, refuse to jump a barrier, resulting in the combination's elimination. (Reporting by Amy Tennery, editing by Ed Osmond) Source: Reuters . Japan's Ririka Hironaka led for the first six laps before Gidey made her move followed by a pack of three Kenyans and the Ethiopian stayed ahead for most of the last seven kilometres.