Yaroslava Mahuchikh: Ukrainian wins gold at World Indoor Championships after three days on the road from her homeland | Athletics News


Yaroslava Mahuchikh wins high jump gold at World Indoor Championships after driving for three days from war-torn Ukraine to compete; “I jump for a medal for our Ukraine, the Ukrainian people for now in Ukraine, and for our army which protects our country”

Last update: 03/19/22 19:22

Yaroslava Mahuchikh drove three days from war-torn Ukraine to win gold in Belgrade at the World Indoor Championships

Ukraine’s Yaroslava Mahuchikh won gold in the high jump at the World Indoor Championships after driving for three days from her war-torn homeland to compete.

The 20-year-old set a world clearance of 2.02m to claim the title in Belgrade and add gold to bronze at last year’s Olympics and silver at the 2019 World Championships.

She was third after clearing 2.00m before signing her winning jump with her first attempt at the height.

Afterwards, Mahuchikh said his triumph shows that “the people of Ukraine never give up” and that his nation will do “everything” for victory.

“I’m jumping for a medal for our Ukraine, the Ukrainian people right now in Ukraine, and for our military protecting our country.

“And now I’m protecting our country on the track and showing that the people of Ukraine never give up – and it’s a strong nation that will do anything to win.”

Mahuchikh looked set for bronze but then went 2.00m with her third attempt at the height. She then produced a clearance for the first time at 2.02m to clinch gold.

Australian Eleanor Patterson took silver and Kazakhstan’s Nadezhda Dubovitskaya took bronze with Britain’s Emily Borthwick 10th.

Mariya Lasitskene, who won gold at the Olympics representing the Russian Olympic Committee team, was barred from competition after World Athletics banned athletes and officials from Russia and Belarus.




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